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Portraits of Blue & Grey: The Biographical Civil War Podcast

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Portraits of Blue & Grey: The Biographical Civil War Podcast
Portraits of Blue & Grey: The Biographical Civil War Podcast

Portraits of Blue & Grey: The Biographical Civil War Podcast

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Portraits of Blue & Grey, hosted by Christopher Moore, is a biographical Civil War podcast that examines the lives of the most prominent, interesting, and influential figures of the United States Civil War Era.

Latest Episodes

Wm. Tecumseh Sherman, Pt. 2

Part 2 of our look at the life of William Tecumseh Sherman begins with Col. Sherman commanding NY volunteers at Manassas. The battle goes poorly for the Union, but Sherman shows strong, earning a promotion to Brigadier and a transfer to Kentucky to serve as second in command to Gen. Robert Anderson. Anderson's health problems leave Sherman in charge in Kentucky, and the resulting stress leads to mental health struggles for Sherman. The press, which Sherman already detests, piles on, and Sherman reaches his lowest point in the war. After a brief leave of absence, Sherman is assigned to serve under soon-to-be rising star Ulysses Grant, beginning a mutually rewarding friendship. After taking Forts Henry and Donelson, Grant and Sherman move to confront the newly consolidated rebel western forces near Corinth, Mississippi. A surprise counter-offensive climaxes in the bloody battle of Shiloh, which redeems Sherman's reputation as a soldier but also foretells the brutality that will come to define the Civil War.If you have any questions or comments, you can reach the show at blueandgreypodcast@gmail.com. Thanks for listening!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

62 MIN3 weeks ago
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Wm. Tecumseh Sherman, Pt. 2

Wm. Tecumseh Sherman, Part 1

William Tecumseh Sherman is one of the U.S. Civil War's most controversial figures. A "Fierce Patriot" (in the words of Sherman biographer Robert O'Connell), Sherman deserves more credit for holding the United States together than anyone save Lincoln and Grant. His tactics left the South in smoldering ruins. Yet, in the years leading up to the war he resided in the South, helped to found the Louisiana Military Academy, and sympathized with Southerners politically - except on secession. How could a man who counted dozens of Confederates among his closest friends go on to become the most hated man in the South? Simple, Sherman was a soldier first, and he fought to win. Whether subduing Georgians, Sioux, or Seminoles, Sherman didn't pull punches. In Sherman's mind, War is Hell, and the primary objective is winning quickly and decisively.In Part 1 of our portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman, we look at 'Cump's childhood, West Point time, early military career, role in the California Gold Rush, and clear-headed predictions about what to expect when the North and South finally came to blows.If you have any questions or comments about this or any other episode, you can reach Portraits of Blue & Grey at BlueandGreyPodcast@gmail.com. Thanks for listening!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

77 MINMAR 20
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Wm. Tecumseh Sherman, Part 1

John Brown, Part 2B

John Brown's 1859 raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry brought abolitionism and slavery to the forefront of the national conversation. The support for Brown's raid voiced by influential Northerners increased sectional tensions and support for secession in the South. After his execution and the subsequent election of President Lincoln, secession became a reality, and Civil War followed.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

66 MIN2018 DEC 10
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John Brown, Part 2B

Latest Episodes

Wm. Tecumseh Sherman, Pt. 2

Part 2 of our look at the life of William Tecumseh Sherman begins with Col. Sherman commanding NY volunteers at Manassas. The battle goes poorly for the Union, but Sherman shows strong, earning a promotion to Brigadier and a transfer to Kentucky to serve as second in command to Gen. Robert Anderson. Anderson's health problems leave Sherman in charge in Kentucky, and the resulting stress leads to mental health struggles for Sherman. The press, which Sherman already detests, piles on, and Sherman reaches his lowest point in the war. After a brief leave of absence, Sherman is assigned to serve under soon-to-be rising star Ulysses Grant, beginning a mutually rewarding friendship. After taking Forts Henry and Donelson, Grant and Sherman move to confront the newly consolidated rebel western forces near Corinth, Mississippi. A surprise counter-offensive climaxes in the bloody battle of Shiloh, which redeems Sherman's reputation as a soldier but also foretells the brutality that will come to define the Civil War.If you have any questions or comments, you can reach the show at blueandgreypodcast@gmail.com. Thanks for listening!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

62 MIN3 weeks ago
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Wm. Tecumseh Sherman, Pt. 2

Wm. Tecumseh Sherman, Part 1

William Tecumseh Sherman is one of the U.S. Civil War's most controversial figures. A "Fierce Patriot" (in the words of Sherman biographer Robert O'Connell), Sherman deserves more credit for holding the United States together than anyone save Lincoln and Grant. His tactics left the South in smoldering ruins. Yet, in the years leading up to the war he resided in the South, helped to found the Louisiana Military Academy, and sympathized with Southerners politically - except on secession. How could a man who counted dozens of Confederates among his closest friends go on to become the most hated man in the South? Simple, Sherman was a soldier first, and he fought to win. Whether subduing Georgians, Sioux, or Seminoles, Sherman didn't pull punches. In Sherman's mind, War is Hell, and the primary objective is winning quickly and decisively.In Part 1 of our portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman, we look at 'Cump's childhood, West Point time, early military career, role in the California Gold Rush, and clear-headed predictions about what to expect when the North and South finally came to blows.If you have any questions or comments about this or any other episode, you can reach Portraits of Blue & Grey at BlueandGreyPodcast@gmail.com. Thanks for listening!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

77 MINMAR 20
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Wm. Tecumseh Sherman, Part 1

John Brown, Part 2B

John Brown's 1859 raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry brought abolitionism and slavery to the forefront of the national conversation. The support for Brown's raid voiced by influential Northerners increased sectional tensions and support for secession in the South. After his execution and the subsequent election of President Lincoln, secession became a reality, and Civil War followed.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

66 MIN2018 DEC 10
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John Brown, Part 2B

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