October 27

Ep. 0147: The Sparring of the Amateur Boxer: The Not-So-Civil War Part 9

This episode fills in the gap between Gettysburg/Vicksburg in the summer of 1863 and the beginning of Ulysses Grant & William T. Sherman’s total war campaigns of 1864, including some lesser-known (but still important) campaigns and battles.

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • William Rosecrans’ Tullahoma Campaign
  • The Battle of Chickamauga
  • The siege of Chattanooga
  • Grant’s breaking of the siege, including the storming of Lookout Mountain and the miraculous taking of Missionary Ridge
  • The resignation of Braxton Bragg (finally)
  • The Bristoe Station & Mine Run campaigns in northern Virginia
  • Lincoln’s Dec. 1863 Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction
  • “Christmas Bells” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • The appoint of Grant as overall Union commander, and Grant’s appointment of Sherman to command the Division of the Mississippi

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September 24

Ep. 0146: The Grunt’s-Eye Perspective: The Not-So-Civil War Part 8

We mostly get the view from the top when it comes to the American Civil War – that is, the view from the political leaders and generals. We usually get only scattered glimpses of what it was actually like to be an enlisted man or lower-level officer in a Civil War Army. In this episode, we’re zooming in on the perspective of the common soldier. (This episode has been a long time coming due to the massive amount of research and preparation required; hopefully the end result is worth my time & labors that I poured into it.)

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • Uniforms, footwear, discipline, vices, conscription, black soldiers in the Union Army
  • Food, water, sanitation, pests & vermin, illness
  • Battle — the horrors in hardship before & during it, as well as the grisly & painful aftermath, including what it was like to be wounded & to be taken prisoner
  • Why they fought — looking at motivations that caused men to join up, that kept them in the ranks, and that kept at least some of the soldiers repeatedly charging back into battle again and again

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September 2

Ep. 0145: Fool’s Errand: Scott Horton on America’s War in Afghanistan

In this episode, I’m happy to welcome Scott Horton back to the Dangerous History Podcast. Scott is managing director of the Libertarian Institute, host of Antiwar Radio and the Scott Horton Show, and opinion editor at Antiwar.com. He has conducted more than 4,500 interviews since 2003.

(BTW, My apologies for the audio quality of my conversation with Scott; we were having some noise issues, and I thought I got everything squared away, but apparently not; and on top of it I seem to have messed up a setting or two in the process of battling Skype noise. Mea culpa. But I still think it’s a great discussion worth listening to!)

Join CJ & Scott as they discuss:

  • Scott’s massive labors & achievement in writing the book
  • What’s wrong with the Establishment/Team America narrative of America’s involvement in Afghanistan
  • How & why the war has dragged on as long as it has
  • The economics of the Afghan War, including the ability of many interests to profit from it
  • The question of heroin

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June 21

Patreon Bonus Episode #12 published

Patreon Bonus Ep.#12: Anaconda: The Naval Not-So-Civil War, Part 2 (looking at the Union blockade & its effects, including blockade-running) has been published and is now available to all current Patreon supporters of the DHP who’ve pledged at least $5 per month.

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April 21

Ep. 0139: Gettysburg: The Not-So-Civil War Part 7

It was the largest battle ever fought in the Western Hemisphere, and the high tide for Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia.

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  • A little bit about Generals James Longstreet, George Pickett, and George Gordon Meade
  • Robert E. Lee’s invasion of Pennsylvania, culminating in the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1-3, 1863
  • The New York City draft/race riots that occurred less than 2 weeks later
  • Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, delivered Nov. 19th, 1863, including its impact & legacy

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April 6

Patreon Bonus Episode #11 Published

Not currently a supporter of the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon? You should become one, because in addition to getting the coveted title of “Scholar Warrior” bestowed upon you, you will also get exclusive bonus episodes, like this plus-sized one about the naval warfare of the American Civil War.

Patreon Bonus Ep.#11: Damn the Torpedos!: The Naval Not-So-Civil War, Part 1 (an overview of all naval aspects of this war minus the blockade & all its effects — which will be coverd in the Naval Not-So-Civil War Part 2 — and a few other things already covered in regular episodes) has been published and is now available to all current Patreon supporters of the DHP who’ve pledged at least $5 per month.

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March 29

Patreon Bonus Episode #10 Published

Patreon Bonus Ep.#10: CJ’s reading of “The War Prayer” by Mark Twain has been published and is now available to all current Patreon supporters of the DHP who’ve pledged at least $5 per month.

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March 8

Ep. 0137: Gibraltar of the Confederacy: The Not-So-Civil War Part 6

Jeff Davis called it the nail that held the Confederacy together; Abe Lincoln called it the key to winning the war. It doesn’t get as much attention from people who aren’t well-versed in the history of this war, but the Vicksburg Campaign was at least as important as the battle of Gettysburg in bringing about the eventual Union victory in this conflict — and many experts argue that Vicksburg was actually much more important in the grand strategic equation.

(Note: Slip of the tongue, when discussing Braxton Bragg, I accidentally said he won at “Chattanooga”; meant to say “Chickamauga.” Caught it in post, but decided that correcting it at that point would make for an awkward edit, so just left it as-is. Interestingly, I got the battle correct when mentioning the flip side of it — ie, Rosecrans’ defeat there.)

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • The Battle of Stones River/Murfreesboro
  • A little biographical info on Generals John Pemberton, Joseph Johnston, Braxton Bragg, William Rosecrans, and William Sherman
  • Early Union attempts at Vicksburg in late 1862 and early 1863, which failed
  • The final, successful campaign against the Confederate stronghold, which resulted in its fall on July 4, 1863
  • The Union seizure of Port Hudson, which sealed up Union control of the Mississippi watershed

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February 27

Ep. 0136: Shenandoah: A Dangerous History Movie Review

In this episode, we take a look at the 1965 Civil War film Shenadoah, written by James Lee Barrett, directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, and starring Jimmy Stewart.

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  • A synopsis and review of Shenandoahand its themes

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February 12

Ep. 0135: More Valor, Less Judgment: The Not-So-Civil War Part 5

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • Lincoln’s General Orders No. 100, aka ‘the Lieber Code’
  • The Battle of Fredericksburg
  • The Chancellorsville Campaign
  • The Death of Stonewall Jackson & Southern Civil Religion

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