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

In which we wrap up our discussion of the dark days in April 1861 when Washington, DC was cut off from the North and in danger from Confederate invasion. 

Direct download: CivilWar38.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 8:54pm MDT

In which we relate the events in the dark days of April 1861, when Washington DC was cut off from the loyal states of the North.

Direct download: CivilWar37.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 1:36pm MDT

In which we talk about Abraham Lincoln's April 15th call for 75,000 militia to suppress the rebellion, and the subsequent secession of Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, & North Carolina.

Direct download: CivilWar36.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 6:49pm MDT

In which we discuss the bombardment of Sumter by the Confederate artillery batteries, and then the fort's evacuation by Major Robert Anderson & his men on April 14, 1861. Before the conclusion of the episode, we also tackle the questions: "What caused secession?" and "What caused the war?"

Direct download: CivilWar35.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 4:11pm MDT