Untold Civil War

Untold Civil War

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This Podcast aims to bring to light all the stories of the Civil War that remain forgotten and yet, are vital to our understanding of the conflict.


Unusual Weapons of the Civil War.
Sep 16 • 17 min
Rifled Muskets, repeating carbines, revolvers, sabers, horse pistols, and Bowie knives. The Civil War saw the use of a multitude of small arms. Desperate to get the upper hand on their opponent, both sides adopted all sorts of unique, creative, and…
The Real Stonewall, Alexander Hays
Sep 1 • 57 min
Civil War storytelling rock-star Codie Eash comes on the podcast to discuss Alexander Hays, a forgotten hero and personal friend of Grant. Learn how Hays battles a two front war. Hays fights against Confederates to preserve the Union and Washington for…
Civil War in Augmented Reality: The future of Civil War story telling.
Aug 15 • 43 min
On this episode we sit with Michael McGar of QuantumERA, producers of the Gettysburg: A Nation Divided App. This app uses augmented reality, the same technology from Pokemon Go, to tell the story of the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn about the research…
Beyond the Blue and Gray: The Frontier Guard, Lincoln’s Personal Protective Detail.
Aug 1 • 42 min
Washington in peril! Lincoln’s own life is at risk! On this episode of our sub-series, “Beyond the blue and gray,” we learn about the 116 men of the Frontier Guard who saved the capital in 1861. To tell this story we have the author of The 116: The True…
The History Things Podcast meets Untold Civil War.
Jul 16 • 116 min
From ramming fleets on the Mississippi, to The Civil War’s sex industry, to Lincoln’s explosive foreign policy with Japan. Join myself, Matt Borders, and Patrick McGuire (Hosts of the History Things Podcast) as we share some of our favorite Untold Civil…
The British are coming! Britain and the American Civil War.
Jul 1 • 70 min
I sit with Darrell Rivers of Historical Insights Consulting to discuss the American Civil War on the world’s stage and Britain’s involvement in the conflict. Was there ever a chance of Queen Victoria recognizing the Confederacy? Would British military…
H.L. Hunley: A Nautical Mystery of the Civil War.
Jun 15 • 69 min
The Hunley was a Confederate submarine that was the first submarine to sink an enemy ship. But after its successful attack, it went missing. It was only found in 1995 by a team led by the famous Clive Cussler. Inside, the skeletal crew was found seated…
Beyond the Blue and Gray: The Fighting 69th and perhaps the most decorated military family in history!
Jun 1 • 47 min
In the sub-series, Beyond the Blue and Gray, we delve into the stories of the unique units of the Civil War. This episode I sit with Colonel James Tierney to discuss the 69th New York Regiment. The 69th is the most storied infantry regiment of the…
The Story of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW)-Part 3: The SUVCW and Civil War Memory.
May 25 • 40 min
This is part three of a three part project I did with the SUVCW in an effort to shed light on the members’ ancestors and the history of the organization. This series will cover the origins of The Grand Army of the Republic (The Veterans Organization…
The Story of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW)-Part 2: The SUVCW is Formed.
May 17 • 37 min
This is part two of a three part project I did with the SUVCW in an effort to shed light on the members’ ancestors and the history of the organization. This series will cover the origins of The Grand Army of the Republic (The Veterans Organization after…
The Story of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) -Part 1: The Grand Army of the Republic.
May 1 • 40 min
This is part one of a three part project I did with the SUVCW in an effort to shed light on the members’ ancestors and the history of the organization. This series will cover the origins of The Grand Army of the Republic (The Veterans Organization after…
The last Union Officer to die in combat was killed after Lee surrendered? This is the Story Of Potter’s Raid through South Carolina.
Apr 16 • 51 min
On this episode I interview author Tom Elmore on his book, “Potter’s Raid Through South Carolina: The Final Days of the Confederacy.” We learn about this Yankee raid that occurred after Lee had officially surrendered. We hear the story of Medal of Honor…
The Greatest Cavalry Commander of the Confederate Army!
Apr 1 • 50 min
The Untold Civil War Podcast will start some good-natured debate with this one. I sit with Dr. Fritz Hamer to discuss who we believe was the greatest cavalryman of the Confederate Army. Learn more about Dr. Fritz Hamer, Curator of History and Archivist…
Mules, horses, cats, dogs, and camels?
Mar 20 • 54 min
Doug Baum discusses the Texas Camel Corps and Old Douglas, camel mascot of the 43rd Mississippi during the Civil War. Learn more about Doug Baum at: https://texascamelcorps.com/ Support the show: Use the code untoldcivilwar when downloading the…
Discussion with Cody Engdahl on Civil War Historical Fiction and the Fight for Island No. 10.
Mar 1 • 61 min
On this episode I chat with Cody Engdahl about his new series of historical fiction, The 2nd Michigan Cavalry Chronicles. We discuss the first book, Rampage on the river, in detail. We also talk about researching historical fiction and the untold battle…
Beyond the Blue and Gray: The 19th GA Infantry and Yankee defeat in Florida!
Feb 20 • 45 min
On the Untold Civil War Podcast we have a sub-series called, “Beyond the Blue and Gray.” On this series we bring a magnifying glass to the blue and gray hosts in order to better understand the culture, uniforms, traditions, and histories of the…
Corps Badges and Dog Tags.
Feb 1 • 52 min
Unit and personal identifiers in the Civil War.
The Greatest War Rally In New York City!
Jan 5 • 14 min
Union Square and the Civil War.
Welcome to the Untold Civil War Podcast!
Jan 4 • 1 min
Introduction to the podcast.