A history podcast in which Rich & Tracy weave together a chronological narrative of the Civil War era. Visit us at www.civilwarpodcast.org
In which the Confederate soldiers of Allegheny Johnson's division attack Culp's Hill on July 2.
In which Ewell starts his "demonstration" on July 2nd not with an infantry attack, but with an artillery barrage.
In which we wonder if it really was "the best three hours' fighting ever done by any troops on any battlefield."
In which we look at the Confederate attack on, and Federal defense of, Cemetery Ridge on the evening of July 2, 1863.
In which Sickles' Peach Orchard salient collapses.
In which we set the stage for the collapse of the Federals' Peach Orchard salient.
In which the bloody battle for the Wheatfield on July 2 reaches its conclusion.
In which Caldwell's division clears the Wheatfield.
In which Anderson's Georgia brigade makes the first Confederate attack on the Wheatfield on July 2, 1863.
In which Little Round Top remains firmly in Federal hands.
In which the epic fight for Little Round Top kicks off on July 2, 1863.
In which the Confederate attack finally begins on the afternoon of July 2, 1863, and after fierce fighting the Federal defenders are pushed off of Devil's Den.
In which there's some command confusion on the Confederate side before the attack on the Union left on the afternoon of July 2, 1863.
In which we look at whether Dan Sickles actually saved the day for the Federals on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg...
In which Dan Sickles makes his move.
In which we continue to look at Dan Sickles' story, and the background to the bad blood between him and George Meade.
In which we look at one of the most controversial figures associated with the story of the Battle of Gettysburg- Dan Sickles.
In which we look at Longstreet's flank march on July 2 and its surprise ending.
In which we look at how Robert E Lee's plan to attack the Union left on July 2 was based on flawed intelligence.
In which we look at Robert E Lee's decision to continue the battle on July 2, 1863 by attacking the Federals.
In which we look at the Federals' fishhook line of defense, and discuss the benefits of operating on interior lines.
In which it's all Meade, all the time.
In which the Confederates score an incomplete victory on the first day of the battle, as the Federals retain control of the key high ground south of town.
In which the Federals consolidate their position on Cemetery Hill and await a renewed Confederate attack.
In which the Federal First Corps line on Seminary Ridge collapses, and Union soldiers from the Eleventh Corps and First Corps retreat through the streets of Gettysburg to Cemetery Hill.