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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Posted October 27, 2017 by profcj in category "American History", "Military History", "Podcasts