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

In which we look at the big Confederate artillery bombardment preceding Pickett's Charge and the Federal response.

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In which we look at what George Meade was up to the morning of July 3, and also talk about the remarkable series of messages between Longstreet and EP Alexander prior to the start of the big Confederate artillery bombardment.

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In which we talk about the preparations for the big Confederate artillery bombardment that would precede Pickett's Charge, and look at the Federal defenders on Cemetery Ridge who would be on the receiving end of that shelling.

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Category:History -- posted at: 7:07pm MST

In which we look at the nine Confederate infantry brigades that made up the attacking force for Pickett's Charge.

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Category:History -- posted at: 7:13pm MST

In which we start to look at Pickett's Charge.

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Category:History -- posted at: 6:55pm MST

In which we look at the fighting at East Cavalry Field on July 3, 1863.

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In which there's an announcement and a mystery.

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Category:History -- posted at: 6:44pm MST

In which we get Jeb Stuart to Gettysburg and finish setting the stage for the fighting that took place at East Cavalry Field on July 3, 1863.

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Category:History -- posted at: 5:55pm MST

In which we start to set the stage for the fighting that took place on July 3 at East Cavalry Field by taking a look at what Jeb Stuart was up to before he (finally) arrived at Gettysburg.

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In which we return to Culp's Hill to look at the rest of the fighting there on the morning of July 3, as the Confederates struggled to make a dent in the strong Federal defenses.

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In which the fighting for Culp's Hill is renewed on the morning of July 3, and Robert E Lee is forced to go with Plan B for Longstreet's part of the day's Confederate attacks.

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In which we look at the care of the wounded after the fighting on July 2, and we also see what a few of the civilians caught up in the battle were thinking about their predicament.

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Category:History -- posted at: 5:45pm MST

In which we review the second's days fighting, look at Lee's decision to continue attacking the Federals the next day, and talk about Meade's council of war on the night of July 2.

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Category:History -- posted at: 4:24pm MST

In which the Confederates attack the keystone of the Federal defensive line and there's a fierce, confused struggle for Cemetery Hill in the darkness on the evening of July 2.

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Category:History -- posted at: 6:04pm MST

In which the Confederate soldiers of Allegheny Johnson's division attack Culp's Hill on July 2.

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Category:History -- posted at: 6:02pm MST

In which Ewell starts his "demonstration" on July 2nd not with an infantry attack, but with an artillery barrage.

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Category:History -- posted at: 5:02pm MST

In which we wonder if it really was "the best three hours' fighting ever done by any troops on any battlefield."

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Category:History -- posted at: 1:09pm MST

In which we look at the Confederate attack on, and Federal defense of, Cemetery Ridge on the evening of July 2, 1863.

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Category:History -- posted at: 6:12pm MST

In which Sickles' Peach Orchard salient collapses.

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Category:History -- posted at: 6:19pm MST

In which we set the stage for the collapse of the Federals' Peach Orchard salient.

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Category:History -- posted at: 6:13pm MST

In which the bloody battle for the Wheatfield on July 2 reaches its conclusion.

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Category:History -- posted at: 6:11pm MST

In which Caldwell's division clears the Wheatfield.

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In which Anderson's Georgia brigade makes the first Confederate attack on the Wheatfield on July 2, 1863.

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In which Little Round Top remains firmly in Federal hands.

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In which the epic fight for Little Round Top kicks off on July 2, 1863.

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Category:History -- posted at: 6:52pm MST

In which the Confederate attack finally begins on the afternoon of July 2, 1863, and after fierce fighting the Federal defenders are pushed off of Devil's Den. 

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Category:History -- posted at: 6:21pm MST

In which there's some command confusion on the Confederate side before the attack on the Union left on the afternoon of July 2, 1863.

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Category:History -- posted at: 6:14pm MST

In which we look at whether Dan Sickles actually saved the day for the Federals on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg...

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Category:History -- posted at: 5:58pm MST

In which Dan Sickles makes his move.

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Category:History -- posted at: 5:22pm MST

In which we continue to look at Dan Sickles' story, and the background to the bad blood between him and George Meade.

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Category:History -- posted at: 6:25pm MST

In which we look at one of the most controversial figures associated with the story of the Battle of Gettysburg- Dan Sickles.

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Category:History -- posted at: 6:35pm MST

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