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

In which we look at the decisive clash of the Vicksburg Campaign- the Battle of Champion Hill, which took place on May 16, 1863.

Direct download: CivilWar291.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 6:00pm MDT

In which we slip in a plug for joining the Strawfoot Brigade while sharing the story of how Benjamin Grierson saved William Tecumseh Sherman's life at Fort Sill in 1871. 

Direct download: Grierson_Promo.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 7:11pm MDT

In which the Confederates lose the Battle of Raymond, lose the Mississippi state capital of Jackson, and Pemberton- against his own better judgement- moves out to confront Grant.


Direct download: CivilWar290.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 8:05pm MDT

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