43 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

    • History
    • 4.8 • 732 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!

    The Gettysburg Bad History Episode - Part One (S4 E5)

    The Gettysburg Bad History Episode - Part One (S4 E5)

    In this episode, Eric and Jim tackle a beloved subject matter: Gettysburg's bad history! What makes "bad history?" What are some of the more egregious Gettysburg myths, misunderstandings, or outright misinterpretations that relate to the battle? Tune in as our co-hosts delve into the worst of Gettysburg history!

    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 offset the show's production costs and allow it to remain a free resource on the Battle of Gettysburg.

    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 32 min
    George Meade at Gettysburg - Part Two (S4 E4)

    George Meade at Gettysburg - Part Two (S4 E4)

    Eric and Jim continue their conversation with Kent Masterson Brown about all things George Meade and Gettysburg. In this episode, they pick up on the morning of July 2 and continue to the end of the battle on July 3, with some discussion of the logistical challenges faced by the Army of the Potomac in the wake of their victory. And yes there is some talk about a certain Union general...

    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 offset the show's production costs and allow it to remain a free resource on the Battle of Gettysburg.

    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 42 min
    George Meade at Gettysburg - Part One (S4 E3)

    George Meade at Gettysburg - Part One (S4 E3)

    Eric and Jim have long wanted to do an episode (or two) on George Meade and who better to join them than the author of "Meade at Gettysburg" Kent Masterson Brown to discuss Meade's role in the Gettysburg Campaign. Part One begins with Meade taking command of the Army of the Potomac on June 28, 1863, and follows him through his arrival in Gettysburg early in the morning of July 2. 


    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 offset the show's production costs and allow it to remain a free resource on the Battle of Gettysburg. 

    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 32 min
    The Weather and The Battle of Gettysburg (S4 E2)

    The Weather and The Battle of Gettysburg (S4 E2)

    What the weather was like during the Battle of Gettysburg? What impact did it have? How do we deal with differing accounts of the weather? If you have ever wondered questions such as these, then this is the episode for you!

    Historian and Licensed Guide Jim is joined by Super Fan Jody (filling in as co-host for Eric) as they interview (via Zoom) Jeff Harding, Licensed Battlefield Guide, and Dr. Jon Nese from Pennsylvania State University about the fascinating research they have done on the weather conditions during the Battle of Gettysburg. 
    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
    James Longstreet at Gettysburg - Part Three (S4 E1)

    James Longstreet at Gettysburg - Part Three (S4 E1)

    To kick off Season Four of The Battle of Gettysburg Podcast, historians and licensed guides Eric and Jim return to a familiar topic and continue their deep dive into James Longstreet and the Gettysburg Campaign. This episode will focus on Longstreet's role in the Confederate attack plan of July 2 and more importantly on the famous, or infamous, countermarch later that afternoon. The hosts will dissect this complex and often misunderstood aspect of the battle and its impact on the fighting of the second day at Gettysburg.

    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

    • 2 hr 5 min
    The Battle of Gettysburg Podcast LIVE! Heel Draft (S3 E15)

    The Battle of Gettysburg Podcast LIVE! Heel Draft (S3 E15)

    We wanted to end Season 3 on a light-hearted high note...

    On May 1, 2021, Historians and Guides Eric and Jim were joined by groups of Super Fans for our first-ever live recording at GettysGear and this episode is a recording of that great night. Our topic that evening was the popular Battle of Gettysburg Heel Draft with Eric and Jim squaring off to see who can select the most nefarious and incompetent Gettysburg army possible! While we once did a draft of Gettysburg's best, now we want to draft the worst so tune in to find out if your least favorite Gettysburg figure made the cut!



    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

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
732 Ratings

732 Ratings

Stony Hill Junkie ,

Informative and Engaging!

For almost four years now, historians and Licensed Battlefield Guides Jim Hessler and Eric Lindblade have teamed up to co-host what I feel is the best Gettysburg Podcast out there. Their episodes to date have all been engrossing deep dives covering a wide variety of battle/campaign-related topics. The style and delivery is straightforward and no-nonsense, yet at the same time entertaining and highly informative. I eagerly look forward to each new episode, and see a very long run ahead for the Battle of Gettysburg Podcast!

Swamp Hog #19 ,

Huzzah for The Battle of Gettysburg Podcast.

Simply the best Gettysburg podcast in existence. Hosted by two time Coddington award winner and Gettysburg Licensed Guide (LBG) James Hessler, with assistance by LBG Eric Lindblade this podcast challenges some of the established myths of the battle, while providing some great research tips to those of us whose particular obsession lies in the entire Gettysburg campaign.

DeTrobriand ,

Excellent

I love this podcast. I will say however that when I heard Hessler was a part of it I was excited because I love his books. But I actually like Eric better, and please, please Jim Hessler stop cutting off Eric so much and let him speak! Too often Jim takes over the conversation. He loves to talk but hates to listen. Other than that my favorite podcast.

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