The Civil War (1861-1865): A History Podcast

In which we look at the engagement at Williamsburg on May 5, 1862 and the heavy skirmish at Eltham's Landing on May 7.

Direct download: CivilWar132.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 7:42pm MDT

In which we continue our discussion of the Peninsula Campaign and see that George McClellan won Yorktown as he always hoped- without a battle.

Direct download: CivilWar133.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 7:19pm MDT

In which we hit the pause button on the action during the Peninsula Campaign and we talk about (1) McClellan's special bond with the men of the Army of the Potomac, (2) McClellan's suspicious arithmetic and the security of Washington, and (3) Lincoln's decision to withhold McDowell's corps from McClellan.

Direct download: CivilWar131.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 6:45pm MDT