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

In which we look at how the Army of the Potomac came to look at Fighting Joe Hooker as the best thing since sliced bread.

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In which we look at how Fighting Joe Hooker came to be given command of the Army of the Potomac in January, 1863.

 

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In which we share a short postscript to our coverage of the Battle of Galveston (Texas), which took place on January 1, 1863.

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In which we look at the action during the Battle of Galveston (Texas), which took place on January 1, 1863.

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In which we set the stage for the Battle of Galveston (Texas), which took place on January 1, 1863.

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In which Rich & Tracy have some fun for the 250th episode of the show by answering your questions about the Civil War, waffles, and just whose idea it was to do this podcast.

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In which we wrap-up our look back at what happened during the second year of the Civil War.

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In which we continue with our look back at what happened during the second year of the Civil War.

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In which we continue with our look back at what happened during the second year of the Civil War.

 

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In which we use a couple of episodes to take a look back at what happened during the second year of the Civil War.

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In which we wrap-up our discussion of the Battle of Stones River, which took place outside Murfreesboro, Tennessee from December 31, 1862 to January 2, 1863.

 

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In which we continue telling the story of the Battle of Stones River, which took place outside of Murfreesboro, Tennessee from December 31, 1862 to January 2, 1863.

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In which we continue to tell the story of the Battle of Stones River, which took place outside of Murfreesboro, Tennessee from December 31, 1862 to January 2, 1863.

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In which we look at the start of the Confederate attack on the morning of December 31, 1862 at the Battle of Stones River. 

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In which we continue to set the stage for the Battle of Stones River, which took place outside Murfreesboro, Tennessee from December 31, 1862 to January 2, 1863.

 

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In which we start to set the stage for the Battle of Stones River, which took place outside of Murfreesboro, Tennessee from December 31, 1862 to January 2, 1863.

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In which we look at how Burnside's January offensive succumbed to the Virginia mud.

 

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In which we look at the political and military fallout after the Federal defeat at the Battle of Fredericksburg in December 1862.

 

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In which we wrap-up our discussion of the Battle of Fredericksburg, which took place on December 13, 1862.

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In which we look at the series of increasingly futile assaults the Federals launched against Marye's Heights at the Battle of Fredericksburg on December 13, 1862.

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In which we switch our focus to the action on the northern part of the battlefield on December 13, 1862, as the Federals begin to launch a series of bloody, futile assaults against Marye's Heights.

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In which we look at the action on the southern portion of the Fredericksburg battlefield on December 13, 1862 as Meade's and Gibbon's divisions assaulted the Confederate line.

 

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In which we say this is Episode #234, but it's really Episode #233.

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In which we set the stage for Franklin's attack on the southern portion of the Confederate line on December 13, 1862.

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In which the Federals make a successful river crossing under fire, finish their bridges, fight through the streets of Fredericksburg, and then proceed to thoroughly ransack the town.

 

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In which, under the category "better late than never," we finally get this episode released. 

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In which Burnside's campaign starts to fall apart for lack of pontoons. Plus, Fighting Joe Hooker sends a friend request to Edwin Stanton.

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In which we look at Abraham Lincoln's need for a military victory to sustain emancipation as a war aim, and how that led to Burnside's winter offensive and the Battle of Fredericksburg (Virginia).

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In which we look at Ambrose Burnside's decision to accept command of the Army of the Potomac in early November, 1862. Plus, bloopers!

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In which we look at the story behind President Abraham Lincoln relieving Major General George B. McClellan from command of the Army of the Potomac in November, 1862.

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In which we look at the action at the Battle of Prairie Grove (Arkansas), which took place on December 7, 1862.

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In which we look at the maneuvering that brought the armies to Prairie Grove, including the epic march of the Missouri Divisions to the battlefield.

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In which we continue to set the stage for Prairie Grove- by looking at the Battle of Cane Hill (Arkansas), which took place on November 28, 1862. 

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In which we begin to set the stage for the Battle of Prairie Grove, which took place in northwest Arkansas on December 7, 1862.

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In which we look at the action at the Battle of Davis Bridge (Tennessee), which took place on October 5, 1862 in the aftermath of the Confederate defeat at Corinth.

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In which we look at the action at the Battle of Corinth (Mississippi), which took place on October 3 & 4, 1862.

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