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Episode 101:
UNCOVERING EUROPE’S ROLE IN THE CIVIL WAR
Guest: Dr. Don Doyle

9780465096978 Our guest this podcast is Dr. Don Doyle. Professor Doyle is currently the McCausland Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. His latest book, The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War, explains that the Civil War was viewed abroad as part of a much larger struggle for democracy that spanned the Atlantic Ocean. Join us as we uncover the international implications of the Civil War and discover that “Our War” was actually a global struggle.

Episode 102:
UNCOVERING THE CIVIL WAR’S ARTIFACTS: US NAVY DIVERS AND THE CSS GEORGIA
Guests: Senior Chief Chris Timothy,
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jason Potts,
Public Affairs Officer Lt. Liza Dougherty, US Navy

Our guests are Senior Chief Chris Timothy, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jason Potts, and Public Affairs Officer Lt. Liza Dougherty of the US Navy. Join us as we uncover the Civil War – literally – as we discuss the U.S. Navy’s involvement in recovering and preserving artifacts from the CSS Georgia, a Civil War-era ironclad that rests at the bottom of the Savannah River.

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CSS Georgia

Episode 103:
UNCOVERING THE CIVIL WAR’S ARTIFACTS, PART II: THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE CSS GEORGIA
Guests: Michael Jordan
Jim Jobling
Steve James
Dr. Gordon Watts

Join us for the second part of our podcast about uncovering the Civil War – literally. Our guests this week are Michael Jordan, Jim Jobling, Steve James and Dr. Gordon Watts. A 10-person marine archaeology team led by Dr. Watts and Stephen James has collected more than 1500 artifacts from the CSS Georgia, a Confederate ironclad gunship intentionally sunk in the Savannah River in 1864 to avoid capture by Union forces.

Episode 104:
UNCOVERING THE CIVIL WAR THROUGH WOMEN’S EYES: Female Civil War re-enactors
Guests: J.R. Hardman
Kelly Whitfield-Bradley
Stephanie Groce

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Female Civil War reenactor, Brooksville Raid, Florida. Used under Creative Commons license

Our guests this podcast are J.R. Hardman, Kelly Whitfield Bradley, and Stephanie Groce. J.R. Hardman has been a Civil War reenactor since 2012 with the 53rd Georgia – Company K, a Confederate infantry unit, and the 6th New York Independent Battery, which is a federal artillery unit. As a reenactor, she portrays a woman in disguise as a male soldier.

Kelly Whitfield Bradley spent the last 9.5 years wearing many hats at the Atlanta History Center–mostly those from the 19th century. As one of the Historic House Directors, her most recent museum role involved researching and creating interactive educational activities for guests of all ages, as well as training interpretive staff.

Stephanie Groce has been a Civil War Reenactor in the 53rd Georgia, Company K for past 10 years. As a reenactor, she portrays women’s roles in a camp setting at various reenactments
Join us as we uncover the Civil War through women’s eyes and discover how female re-enactors keep our history alive and vital to today.

Episode 105:
UNCOVERING THE BLOOD, BULLETS AND BOOZE: MEDICINE IN THE CIVIL WAR
Guests: David Price
Jake Wynn

792365_10151465650476458_672427388_oOur guests this podcast are David Price, the Executive Director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Jake Wynn, the Program Coordinator at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

Join us as we uncover the fascinating history of medicine during the Civil War. The nation’s bloodiest war led to numerous advances in health care that we still benefit from today. We’ll also uncover more about the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and its important mission to preserve and research the legacy of Civil War Medical innovation and humanitarianism.

Episode 106:
UNCOVERING THE SECOND GREAT AWAKENING
Guest: Dr. Ronald White

camp-meeting-1852-grangerOur guest this podcast is Dr. Ronald White, who is an author of three award-winning and bestselling books on Abraham Lincoln. He is a graduate of UCLA and Princeton Theological Seminary with a Ph.D. in Religion and History from Princeton University, and has taught at a variety of universities and theological seminaries, and is currently a Fellow at the Huntington Library and a Senior Fellow of The Trinity Forum. Join as we discuss the Second Great Awakening and how this evangelical Protestant revival shaped social attitudes before, during and after the Civil War.

Episode 107:
UNCOVERING THE FOOD OF THE CIVIL WAR
Guest: Steven Siler

Civil-War-Soldiers-Eating-FoodJoin us as we talk to our guest Steven Siler, chef and author of “Hardtack and Haversack: Recipes and Their Stories From the American Civil War.” Steven has also written over twenty best-selling “Signature Tastes” cookbooks, and he has a new book recently released in 2017, “Palmettos and Pluffmud: Tales of a Lost Lowcountry Life.” He is also a firefighter in Bellingham, Washington. Help us uncover what they ate and how they prepared it during the Civil War!

 

Episode 108:
UNCOVERING THE WEAPONRY OF THE CIVIL WAR
Guest: Jim Burgess

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Harper’s Weekly, October 5, 1861 cover story on New Hampshire sharpshooters

Please join us and our guest, Jim Burgess, for a fascinating discussion on the weapons of
the Civil War. Jim Burgess works for the National Park Service as a museum specialist at Manassas National Battlefield Park and has served there continuously since 1980. Among his various duties, he supervises the park’s historic weapons program of musket and artillery firing demonstrations. Jim’s knowledge of Civil War firearms is drawn from 44 years of experience shooting such arms in North-South Skirmish Association live fire competition. He is also a member of the Society of American Bayonet Collectors and a past president of the Virginia Gun Collectors Association.