Civil War Journal
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Robert E. Lee

Aired on Jan 08, 199644m

The legend, the myth, and the reality behind the Confederate leader renowned as much for his exalted character and leadership qualities as his tactical brilliance on the battlefield.

The legend, the myth, and the reality behind the Confederate leader renowned as much for his exalted character and leadership qualities as his tactical brilliance on the battlefield.

Thumbnail for episode: The 54th Massachusetts
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The 54th Massachusetts

Aired on Jan 09, 199640m

America's first black regiment, the 54th Massachusetts, fights at Fort Wagner.

America's first black regiment, the 54th Massachusetts, fights at Fort Wagner.

Thumbnail for episode: Gray Ghost, The: John Singleton Mosby
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Gray Ghost, The: John Singleton Mosby

Aired on Jan 10, 199640m

Dangerous, discreet, and enterprising, Confederate scout and guerrilla raider John Singleton Mosby’s operations embarrassed generals and wreaked havoc through the end of the war.

Dangerous, discreet, and enterprising, Confederate scout and guerrilla raider John Singleton Mosby’s operations embarrassed generals and wreaked havoc through the end of the war.

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Nathan Bedford Forrest

Aired on Jan 11, 199643m

The controversial Confederate Army hero who was called "the most remarkable man our Civil War produced on either side" by General Sherman, and who later became Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

The controversial Confederate Army hero who was called "the most remarkable man our Civil War produced on either side" by General Sherman, and who later became Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

Thumbnail for episode: General James Longstreet: Lee's Prodigal Son
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General James Longstreet: Lee's Prodigal Son

Aired on Jan 12, 199646m

Story of the masterful soldier and aide to Robert E. Lee, whose understanding of warfare foretold its style in the 20th c. and whose criticism of Lee after the war made him an outcast in the South.

Story of the masterful soldier and aide to Robert E. Lee, whose understanding of warfare foretold its style in the 20th c. and whose criticism of Lee after the war made him an outcast in the South.

Thumbnail for episode: Preserving The Past: A Civil War Journal Special
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Preserving The Past: A Civil War Journal Special

Aired on Jan 16, 199646m

A look at individual and organizational efforts to preserve our precious national monuments, including Gettysburg cemetery, at risk of being spoiled by encroachment of commercial interest.

A look at individual and organizational efforts to preserve our precious national monuments, including Gettysburg cemetery, at risk of being spoiled by encroachment of commercial interest.

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Destiny At Ft. Sumter

Aired on Feb 05, 199641m

When President Abraham Lincoln tries to resupply Union soldiers at Fort Sumter in Charleston's harbor, the Confederate response leads to the opening of the Civil War.

When President Abraham Lincoln tries to resupply Union soldiers at Fort Sumter in Charleston's harbor, the Confederate response leads to the opening of the Civil War.

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The Battle Of 1st Bull Run

Aired on Feb 06, 199640m

Fought in July 1861, the first major battle of the Civil War introduces both sides to the horrors of war.

Fought in July 1861, the first major battle of the Civil War introduces both sides to the horrors of war.

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The Battle Of Chattanooga

Aired on Feb 07, 199646m

The battle that helped establish Gen. Ulysses S. Grant as a major leader, from Lookout Mountain to Missionary Ridge, and how Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg blundered his way to defeat.

The battle that helped establish Gen. Ulysses S. Grant as a major leader, from Lookout Mountain to Missionary Ridge, and how Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg blundered his way to defeat.

Thumbnail for episode: The Battle Of Franklin and Nashville
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The Battle Of Franklin and Nashville

Aired on Feb 08, 199641m

The spectacular defeat of the Army of Tennessee in 1864 as Union soldiers held off charging brigades at Franklin, then destroyed Confederate forces as large numbers of civilian spectators looked on.

The spectacular defeat of the Army of Tennessee in 1864 as Union soldiers held off charging brigades at Franklin, then destroyed Confederate forces as large numbers of civilian spectators looked on.

Thumbnail for episode: The Battle/Siege Of Vicksburg
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The Battle/Siege Of Vicksburg

Aired on Feb 09, 199640m

The story of the horrific fight for the strategically vital Mississippi city. Under heavy bombardment, the streets flowed with blood as civilians fled to shelters and caves.

The story of the horrific fight for the strategically vital Mississippi city. Under heavy bombardment, the streets flowed with blood as civilians fled to shelters and caves.

Thumbnail for episode: Freedom's Road: Slavery And The Opposition
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Freedom's Road: Slavery And The Opposition

Aired on Feb 12, 199640m

In Philadelphia in 1776, a bargain was struck with South Carolina allowing slavery—it was a deal that would lead to disaster. Though not the only issue dividing North and South, slavery would spark the Civil War.

In Philadelphia in 1776, a bargain was struck with South Carolina allowing slavery—it was a deal that would lead to disaster. Though not the only issue dividing North and South, slavery would spark the Civil War.

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John Brown's War

Aired on Feb 14, 199640m

The life and exploits of abolitionst John Brown. With his revolutionary ideas and actions, he will be one of the catalysts that would lead to the civil war.

The life and exploits of abolitionst John Brown. With his revolutionary ideas and actions, he will be one of the catalysts that would lead to the civil war.

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Lincoln and Gettysburg

Aired on Feb 19, 199642m

In 1863 Abraham Lincoln dedicates the military cemetery at Gettysburg.

In 1863 Abraham Lincoln dedicates the military cemetery at Gettysburg.

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General Joshua L. Chamberlain

Aired on Feb 20, 199643m

Find out how a quiet academic from Maine rose to fame on the battlefield, including his heroism at Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg.

Find out how a quiet academic from Maine rose to fame on the battlefield, including his heroism at Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg.

Thumbnail for episode: Pickett's Charge
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Pickett's Charge

Aired on Feb 21, 199640m

Pickett charges Union forces at Gettysburg.

Pickett charges Union forces at Gettysburg.

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Days Of Darkness: The Gettysburg Civilians

Aired on Feb 22, 199645m

The battle at Gettysburg affects the townspeople.

The battle at Gettysburg affects the townspeople.

Thumbnail for episode: Caught In The Maelstrom: Civilians In War
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Caught In The Maelstrom: Civilians In War

Aired on Feb 23, 199642m

Explore the deadly toll the Civil War had on civilians, including how sharpshooters at Gettysburg accidentally kiled Jenny Wade and a 73-year-old man who takes up arms.

Explore the deadly toll the Civil War had on civilians, including how sharpshooters at Gettysburg accidentally kiled Jenny Wade and a 73-year-old man who takes up arms.

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Women at War

Aired on Mar 04, 199643m

In the midst of great hardship, women from both the North and South were inspired to join the war effort, taking on surprising new roles either in factories or on the frontline.

In the midst of great hardship, women from both the North and South were inspired to join the war effort, taking on surprising new roles either in factories or on the frontline.