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

In which we look at the clash between Union & Confederate forces at Fairfax Court House in northeast Virginia on June 1, 1861... and the Union surprise attack at Philippi in northwest Virginia on June 3. 

Direct download: CivilWar43.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 7:12pm MDT

In which we look at the fate that befell Arlington, the mansion and estate that was the home of Robert E. Lee and his family before the start of the Civil War.

Direct download: CivilWar42.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 7:22pm MDT

In which we discuss the Confederate and Union war aims & strategy at the beginning of the Civil War. Plus, we look at the Union's move in May 1861 to seize Alexandria, Virginia- just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

Direct download: CivilWar41.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 3:32pm MDT

In which we use this episode to give a short biography of Robert E Lee's life, up to April 1861 when he resigned his commision in the U.S. Army and took command of Virginia's military forces.

Direct download: CivilWar40.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 8:20pm MDT

In which we discuss the April 19, 1861 proclamation by which Abraham Lincoln declared a blockade of the Confederacy. And we also look at the Confederate seizure of the important Gosport navy yard a few days later.

Direct download: CivilWar39.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 3:58pm MDT