36 episodes

The Battle of Gettysburg Podcast is the premier podcast on the Gettysburg Campaign. Hosted by historians and Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guides Jim Hessler and Eric Lindblade, each episode focuses on a particular aspect of the 1863 battle and campaign with expert analysis that will leave listeners educated and entertained. Eric and Jim do not just tell you what happened, but why and how it happened; whether you are a new student of Gettysburg or a seasoned pro, you are sure to come away with a better understanding of this critical moment in the American Civil War!

The Battle of Gettysburg Podcast Jim Hessler and Eric Lindblade

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    • 4.9 • 585 Ratings

The Battle of Gettysburg Podcast is the premier podcast on the Gettysburg Campaign. Hosted by historians and Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guides Jim Hessler and Eric Lindblade, each episode focuses on a particular aspect of the 1863 battle and campaign with expert analysis that will leave listeners educated and entertained. Eric and Jim do not just tell you what happened, but why and how it happened; whether you are a new student of Gettysburg or a seasoned pro, you are sure to come away with a better understanding of this critical moment in the American Civil War!

    Chambersburg and The Civil War - Part One (S3 E13)

    Chambersburg and The Civil War - Part One (S3 E13)

    In this episode of The Battle of Gettysburg Podcast, Historians and Licensed Battlefield Guides Eric and Jim are joined by their friend and colleague Tracy Baer who will be discussing the fascinating history of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. While many students of the battle have heard of Chambersburg, it is often overshadowed by events just thirty miles to the east in Gettysburg. Tracy in Part One details the settlement and early history of Chambersburg and the important role it will play in the Civil War up through 1862. 

    If you would like to donate to the show, you can do so via the following:

    A one-time donation on PayPal at paypal.me/gettysburgpodcast

    A recurring, monthly donation at www.patreon.com/gettysburgpodcast

    All donations will offset the show's production costs and allow it to remain a free resource on the Battle of Gettysburg. No matter the amount, all donations are greatly appreciated!

    You can find The Battle of Gettysburg Podcast on social media at the following:

    Facebook: The Battle of Gettysburg Podcast

    Twitter: @gettysburgpod

    Instagram: @thebattleofgettysburgpodcast

    Email: gettysburgpodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 18 min
    July 1 on Seminary Ridge (S3 E12)

    July 1 on Seminary Ridge (S3 E12)

    To commemorate the 158th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Gettysburg, historians and licensed guides Eric and Jim have gone high in the sky to record an episode from the iconic cupola of the Luthern Theological Seminary. They are joined by special guest Pete Miele, Executive Director of the Seminary Ridge Museum, and newest podcast team member Super Fan Jody to discuss the critical moments around Seminary Ridge on July 1, 1863.

    A one-time donation on PayPal at paypal.me/gettysburgpodcast

    A recurring, monthly donation at www.patreon.com/gettysburgpodcast

    All donations will offset the show's production costs and allow it to remain a free resource on the Battle of Gettysburg. No matter the amount, all donations are greatly appreciated!

    You can find The Battle of Gettysburg Podcast on social media at the following:
    Facebook: The Battle of Gettysburg Podcast
    Twitter: @gettysburgpod
    Instagram: @thebattleofgettysburgpodcast
    Email: gettysburgpodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 21 min
    James Longstreet at Gettysburg - Part Two (S3 E11)

    James Longstreet at Gettysburg - Part Two (S3 E11)

    In this episode, historians and licensed guides Eric and Jim continue their deep dive into James Longstreet and the Gettysburg Campaign. Part Two focuses on the period of Longstreet's service from January to July 1, 1863. The hosts analyze Longstreet in the Suffolk Campaign in the spring of 1863, his absence from Chancellorsville, the role he plays in the Confederate planning for and subsequent invasion of Pennsylvania. While often noted for his actions on July 2 and 3, the episode ends with a detailed look at Longstreet on July 1 and the impact it will have on the next two days of fighting. 

    If you would like to donate to the show, you can do so via the following:

    A one-time donation on PayPal at paypal.me/gettysburgpodcast

    A recurring, monthly donation at www.patreon.com/gettysburgpodcast

    All donations will offset the show's production costs and allow it to remain a free resource on the Battle of Gettysburg. No matter the amount, all donations are greatly appreciated!

    You can find The Battle of Gettysburg Podcast on social media at the following:

    Facebook: The Battle of Gettysburg Podcast

    Twitter: @gettysburgpod

    Instagram: @thebattleofgettysburgpodcast

    Email: gettysburgpodcast@gmail.com.....

    • 1 hr 13 min
    James Longstreet at Gettysburg - Part One (S3 E10)

    James Longstreet at Gettysburg - Part One (S3 E10)

    In this episode, historians and licensed guides Eric and Jim begin their first of a three-part series on Lieutenant General James Longstreet who commanded the First Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg.  Part One is a deep dive into the period of Longstreet's life from his birth in South Carolina to the end of 1862 and what we can learn from Longstreet's life to give a proper context to his actions in July 1863.

    If you would like to donate to the show, you can do so via the following:

    A one-time donation on PayPal at paypal.me/gettysburgpodcast

    A recurring, monthly donation at www.patreon.com/gettysburgpodcast

    All donations will offset the show's production costs and allow it to remain a free resource on the Battle of Gettysburg. No matter the amount, all donations are greatly appreciated!

    You can find The Battle of Gettysburg Podcast on social media at the following:

    Facebook: The Battle of Gettysburg Podcast

    Twitter: @gettysburgpod

    Instagram: @thebattleofgettysburgpodcast

    Email: gettysburgpodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Medical Care at Gettysburg - Part Two (S3 E9)

    Medical Care at Gettysburg - Part Two (S3 E9)

    Historians and Licensed Battlefield Guides Eric and Jim are once again joined by their friends and colleagues Fran Feyock and Rick Schroeder, both retired medical professionals, to do a deep dive into some of the more well-known individuals to be wounded at Gettysburg and take a closer look at their treatment and recovery.

    If you would like to donate to the show, you can do so via the following:

    A one-time donation on PayPal at paypal.me/gettysburgpodcast

    A recurring, monthly donation at www.patreon.com/gettysburgpodcast

    All donations will offset the show's production costs and allow it to remain a free resource on the Battle of Gettysburg. No matter the amount, all donations are greatly appreciated!

    You can find The Battle of Gettysburg Podcast on social media at the following:

    Facebook: The Battle of Gettysburg Podcast

    Twitter: @gettysburgpod

    Instagram: @thebattleofgettysburgpodcast

    Email: gettysburgpodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Medical Care at Gettysburg - Part One (S3 E8)

    Medical Care at Gettysburg - Part One (S3 E8)

    In this episode of The Battle of Gettysburg Podcast, Historians and Licensed Battlefield Guides Eric and Jim are joined by their friends and colleagues Fran Feyock and Rick Schroeder, both retired medical professionals, to discuss the treatment and challenges of battlefield medicine at Gettysburg. You will not want to miss this episode into an underappreciated yet vitally important aspect of the battle and campaign. 

    If you would like to donate to the show, you can do so via the following:

    A one-time donation on PayPal at paypal.me/gettysburgpodcast

    A recurring, monthly donation at www.patreon.com/gettysburgpodcast

    All donations will offset the show's production costs and allow it to remain a free resource on the Battle of Gettysburg. No matter the amount, all donations are greatly appreciated!

    You can find The Battle of Gettysburg Podcast on social media at the following:

    Facebook: The Battle of Gettysburg Podcast

    Twitter: @gettysburgpod

    Instagram: @thebattleofgettysburgpodcast

    Email: gettysburgpodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
585 Ratings

585 Ratings

buckgiant ,

Great podcast for civil war buffs

Really enjoyed listening to this podcast and learning so many things about the battle and the personalities that participated. The guys really discuss the battle in a very interesting and entertaining way.

Vikingsfan145519 ,

Best Podcast ever!

This is the best Civil War podcast. It covers Gettysburg and so much more. I love the how well Jim and Eric work together. The knowledge and passion is contagious!! I have learned so much and it really has made my love of the Civil War grow by leaps and bounds. Thank you so much and keep up the great work!

lgavs ,

Rekindled Passion

This great find has rekindled my passion for Gettysburg and it’s history. And the Civil War! These guys know their stuff and take us on a deep dive of the history of the battle of Gettysburg. Also, has humor too! Always a reminder to not take things overly seriously in our love of history. Refreshing.
Thanks Eric and Jim! Can’t wait to return to the battlefield in the future.
Podcast has exposed me to Jim Hessler’s books too. Nice.

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