24 episodes

The Civil War was the most important even in American history. That's because it decided what kind of nation America would be and whether or not the promise of universal liberty would be fulfilled. And what decided the outcome of the Civil War was its battles.
Hosted by history professors James Early and Scott Rank, this podcast explores the ten most important battles in the Civil War. It features every major conflict, from the initial shots fired at the Battle of First Bull Run to the end of the war at Appomattox Court House. Key battles include Shiloh, the Seven Days Battle, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Vicksburg, Chickamauga & Chattanooga, and the Overland Campaign. James and Scott explore additional topics such as emancipation, the naval wars of the Civil War, and weapons technology. Plus they get deep into the biographical backgrounds of the Union and Confederate generals (Grant, Sherman, McClellan, Thomas, Lee, Jackson, Beauregard, and Longstreet).

Key Battles of the Civil War James Early & Scott Rank

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    • 4.9, 80 Ratings

The Civil War was the most important even in American history. That's because it decided what kind of nation America would be and whether or not the promise of universal liberty would be fulfilled. And what decided the outcome of the Civil War was its battles.
Hosted by history professors James Early and Scott Rank, this podcast explores the ten most important battles in the Civil War. It features every major conflict, from the initial shots fired at the Battle of First Bull Run to the end of the war at Appomattox Court House. Key battles include Shiloh, the Seven Days Battle, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Vicksburg, Chickamauga & Chattanooga, and the Overland Campaign. James and Scott explore additional topics such as emancipation, the naval wars of the Civil War, and weapons technology. Plus they get deep into the biographical backgrounds of the Union and Confederate generals (Grant, Sherman, McClellan, Thomas, Lee, Jackson, Beauregard, and Longstreet).

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

Shelley 1013 ,

Great podcast!

I’d intended to give 4.5 stars, but that’s not an option. The knowledge passed along by James and Scott is out of this world, but technically, there were times when it was difficult to continue listening. Scott’s voice always came through loud and clear; James towards the end sounded as if he was speaking from the bottom of a barrel. To me, it was muffled, lower volume, and extremely hard to understand. Just when I had the volume set perfectly for him, a sponsor’s ad would play and make my eardrums bleed with its volume. I’ll pass along this podcast with my war friends, but I’ll be sure to warn them of the volume changes in the last handful of episodes.

PBSMaine ,

Phenomenal!

This podcast is phenomenal! I find myself listening to the episodes on repeat, and the humor and research James and Scott bring to the subject is wonderful. Would definitely recommend.

Mrs. MHJ ,

‘Twas a listening treat

Indeed, it was. Thank you for your time, effort, humor, and information. As a student of the Civil War for the last 30 years, I greatly enjoyed your Podcast. Kindly, Mrs. MHJ

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