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

In which we see Grant's Army of the Tennessee set out on its epic march into the interior of Mississippi, in order to cut off Vicksburg from supplies & reinforcements.

* This episode of the podcast was sponsored by Simon & Schuster, publishers of "Lincoln's Spies: Their Secret War to Save a Nation" by Douglas Waller. Available wherever you get your books.

Direct download: CivilWar289.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 5:46pm MDT

In which we look at the Battle of Port Gibson, which took place on May 1, 1863, as Grant advanced inland after landing on the east side of the Mississippi River.

Direct download: CivilWar288.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 5:58pm MDT

In which we see the Federals marching down the Louisiana side of the Mississippi River... Porter's gunboats get battered at Grand Gulf... and by the end of the show, Grant's army is finally ready to cross over to the east bank below Vicksburg.

Direct download: CivilWar287.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 7:06pm MDT

In which we turn our attention back to Ulysses S Grant, who makes the fateful decision to march his army down the west side of the Mississippi River and then cross to the east bank below the Confederate strongpoint of Vicksburg.

Direct download: CivilWar286.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 5:39pm MDT

In which we look at Banks' successful Bayou Teche Campaign in central Louisiana in the spring of 1863.

Direct download: CivilWar285.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 5:47pm MDT

In which we look at events downriver from Vicksburg, including the appointment of Major General Nathaniel Banks to command the Department of the Gulf and Rear Admiral David Farragut running the the Confederate batteries at Port Hudson.

Direct download: CivilWar284.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 5:40pm MDT

In which we look at the fate of USS Indianola and talk about the failure of the Yazoo Pass and Steele's Bayou expeditions.

Direct download: CivilWar283.mp3
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In which we look at the Federal attack on Arkansas Post on January 11, 1863.

Direct download: CivilWar282.mp3
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In which we look at Sherman's failed assault at Chickasaw Bayou, north of Vicksburg, at the end of December 1862.

Direct download: CivilWar281.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 6:20pm MDT

In which we start to look at Grant's first attempt to wrest Vicksburg from the Confederates. It didn't go well.

Direct download: CivilWar280.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 6:11pm MDT

In which we continue to look at the background to the Vicksburg Campaign.

Direct download: CivilWar279.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 7:06pm MDT

In which we continue to look at the background to the Vicksburg Campaign.

Direct download: CivilWar278_2.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 7:27pm MDT

In which start to look at the background to the Vicksburg Campaign.

Direct download: CivilWar277.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 6:57pm MDT

In which we wrap-up our look at how West Virginia, in the midst of the Civil War, became the thirty-fifth state of the Union.

Direct download: CivilWar276.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 7:37pm MDT

In which we start to look at the story of how West Virginia became the thirty-fifth state of the Union.

Direct download: CivilWar275.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 7:05pm MDT

In which we look at the wounding and death of Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson (1824-1863).

Direct download: CivilWar274.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 6:07pm MDT

In which Hooker retreats, Lee stews, and we wrap-up our discussion of the Chancellorsville Campaign.

Direct download: CivilWar273.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 4:58pm MDT

In which we see Robert E Lee fail in his attempt to "demolish" Sedgwick on May 4, 1863.

Direct download: CivilWar272.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 6:41pm MDT

In which we look at the fighting at Salem Church on May 3, 1863.

Direct download: CivilWar271.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 7:09pm MDT

In which our focus shifts to the fighting east of Chancellorsville, at Fredericksburg and Salem Church.

 

Direct download: CivilWar270.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 5:38pm MDT

In which the Confederate forces of Jeb Stuart & Robert E Lee capture the Chancellorsville intersection after furious fighting on the morning of May 3, 1863. 

Direct download: CivilWar269.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 5:21pm MDT

In which there is fierce fighting on May 3, 1863 as the Confederates fight to reunite their divided forces at Chancellorsville.

Direct download: CivilWar268.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 7:25pm MDT

In which Stonewall Jackson is wounded by friendly fire on the evening of May 2, 1863 at the Battle of Chancellorsville.

Direct download: CivilWar267.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 7:00pm MDT

In which Stonewall Jackson's flank attack on the evening of May 2, 1863 stalls due to his command's increasing disorganization, the onset of night, and stiffening Federal resistance.

Direct download: CivilWar266.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 6:03pm MDT

In which Stonewall Jackson's flank attack on the evening of May 2, 1863 shatters the Eleventh Corps of the Army of the Potomac.

Direct download: CivilWar265.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 6:50pm MDT

In which Stonewall Jackson completes his famous flank march and prepares to launch his attack, which took place on the evening of May 2, 1863 at the Battle of Chancellorsville.

 

Direct download: CivilWar264.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 6:48pm MDT

In which we get Stonewall Jackson started on his famous flank march, which took place during the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863.

Direct download: CivilWar263.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 6:49pm MDT

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