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It's May 1864, and the Union enters its fourth year of war against the Confederacy succession. Ulysses S. Grant -- Hero of Vicksburg -- has been promoted to General-in-Chief of the entire Union Army by President Lincoln in a last-ditch effort to win the war. Grant, placing his command in the field with the Army of the Potomac, will now execute his own aggressive strategy against the rebels and all fronts. But first, he must spend the next 47-days fighting his way across the enemy-held Commonwealth of Virginia. Join amateur historian and US Navy veteran Kyle M. Bondo, as he follows the history of Grant's Overland Campaign from Washington, DC, to Petersburg, Virginia, in War Yankee, an American Civil War Podcast is a history podcast presented by Gagglepod.

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It's May 1864, and the Union enters its fourth year of war against the Confederacy succession. Ulysses S. Grant -- Hero of Vicksburg -- has been promoted to General-in-Chief of the entire Union Army by President Lincoln in a last-ditch effort to win the war. Grant, placing his command in the field with the Army of the Potomac, will now execute his own aggressive strategy against the rebels and all fronts. But first, he must spend the next 47-days fighting his way across the enemy-held Commonwealth of Virginia. Join amateur historian and US Navy veteran Kyle M. Bondo, as he follows the history of Grant's Overland Campaign from Washington, DC, to Petersburg, Virginia, in War Yankee, an American Civil War Podcast is a history podcast presented by Gagglepod.

    Overland.12: Running in Circles

    Overland.12: Running in Circles

    War Yankee - Overland Overland.12: Running in Circles Discover the first events that push the Army of the Potomac through The Wilderness and into the teeth of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.
    Overview The Army of the Potomac has captured the Brock Road Intersection with Orange Plank Road, has discovered Confederate cavalry probing their left flank along the Catharpin Road, and now must deal with the growing threat of Rebels digging in along the Orange Turnpike. After waiting for hours for Meade to stop talking about attacking, and actually attack, Grant has had enough. But will he intervene in time to win his first battle against Lee?
    Quotes "If [this] is what Meade meant by attacking 'at once', as he said he would at 7:30 AM (it's now after 10:00 AM) no wonder Lee was running circles around him."
    -- Gordon Rhea, Battle of the Wilderness
    "The only time I ever feel impatient is when I give an order for an important movement of troops in the presence of the enemy and am waiting for them to reach their destination. Then the minutes seem like hours."
    -- Grant's comment to Porter, from Hell Itself by Chris Mackowski
    Support the War Yankee Podcast Every episode is a work of passion that requires a lot of coffee. I research, read, visit, host, mix, edit, and produce every episode myself. I would greatly appreciate it if you could do two things for me:
    1. Send me a quick note of encouragement at thewaryankee@gmail.com. This keeps me going when times get tough!
    2. If you enjoy this podcast, please consider supporting the show by buying me a cup of coffee (or two)!
    War Yankee Supports American Battlefield Trust The American Battlefield Trust knows that there is no substitute for experiencing history in the places where it actually took place and has worked to become the only national organization working to save America's historic battlefields today and discover how you can help preserve American history forever. Join me in the fight to save our nation's historic battlefields by visiting the American Battlefield Trust website at battlefields.org.
    War Yankee Telegraph Department Email Us: THE waryankee AT GMAIL DOT com All our Show Notes: waryankee.com Notable Resources: waryankee.com/resources/ Buy Me a Coffee - Support the Show Good Maps: Union Army Actions in The Wilderness (May 5th, 1864) All our Episodes: waryankee.libsyn.com War Yankee - Overland Gagglepod - Once Told, Shared Forever War Yankee is a Gagglepod Production. Learn more at gagglepod.com.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    War Yankee - Telegraph: Texas of Bust

    War Yankee - Telegraph: Texas of Bust

    War Yankee - Telegraph Texas or Bust Kyle Bondo talks about his upcoming move to Texas and teases out the next episodes of War Yankee coming on November 10th, 2021.
    Support the War Yankee Podcast Every episode is a work of passion that requires a lot of coffee. I research, read, visit, host, mix, edit, and produce every episode myself. I would greatly appreciate it if you could do two things for me:
    1. Send me a quick note of encouragement at thewaryankee@gmail.com. This keeps me going when times get tough!
    2. If you enjoy this podcast, please consider supporting the show by buying me a cup of coffee (or two)!
    About War Yankee - Overland An American Civil War history podcast hosted by Kyle M. Bondo that follows the Overland Campaign led by General Ulysses S. Grant as he drives the Army of the Potomac on its 47-day, 113-mile military campaign South against the Confederacy in 1864.
    Quotes "Let me tell you what is coming. After the sacrifice of countless millions of treasure and hundreds of thousands of lives, you may win Southern independence if God be not against you, but I doubt it. I tell you that, while I believe with you in the doctrine of states rights, the North is determined to preserve this Union. They are not a fiery, impulsive people as you are, for they live in colder climates. But when they begin to move in a given direction, they move with the steady momentum and perseverance of a mighty avalanche; and what I fear is, they will overwhelm the South."
    -- Sam Houston, after refusing to swear an oath of loyalty to the Confederacy to which the legislature of Texas declared his governorship vacant, February/March 1861.
    War Yankee Telegraph Department Email Us: THE War Yankee AT GMAIL DOT com All our Show Notes: waryankee.com Notable Resources: waryankee.com/resources/ All our Episodes: waryankee.libsyn.com War Yankee - Overland! Gagglepod - Until Every Story is Told! War Yankee is a Gagglepod Production. Learn more at gagglepod.com.

    • 22 min
    Overland.11: Proper Yankee Welcome

    Overland.11: Proper Yankee Welcome

    War Yankee - Overland Overland.11: Proper Yankee Welcome Discover the fate of Harry Wilson's cavalry division and why it was absent during the opening hours of the Battle of the Wilderness (Part II).
    Overview Greenhorn cavalry officer Brig. Gen. Harry Wilson has stumbled onto a third Confederate cavalry force coming down the Catharpin Road. While he prepares his troopers to repeal a rebel counter-attack from his former West Point classmate Gen. Thomas "Tex" Rosser of Virginia, he is desperate to get this new information to Meade before it is too late. The only problem is that Wilson's entire cavalry division -- over 3,000 men and horses -- is completely cut off from the rest of the Union Army. No one is coming to save him or his men.
    Quotes "I had had no word from Sheridan that day and knew absolutely nothing as to his whereabouts or even as to the position of any part of the army except my own."
    -- Brig. Gen. Harry Wilson
    "Pistol and sabre were busy in slaughter while the shrieks of the stricken and the shouts of the victors mingled with the roar of battle."
    -- Confederate Cavalryman
    "General Wilson is falling back to this point, followed by the enemy. Col. Chapman reports the enemy that attacked very superior to his [force] and compelled him to retire. Wilson himself had not yet arrived and I can't say what I will do. I have my command here and will receive the enemy."
    -- Brig.Gen. Gregg
    "Artilleryyy-ist... Artilllllery-ist? Artiller-ist? No. Can't say it. How's about, 'good shot with a cannon!'"
    -- Kyle M. Bondo, Amateur Cannoneer
    Support the War Yankee Podcast Every episode is a work of passion that requires a lot of coffee. I research, read, visit, host, mix, edit, and produce every episode myself. I would greatly appreciate it if you could do two things for me:
    1. Send me a quick note of encouragement at thewaryankee@gmail.com. This keeps me going when times get tough!
    2. If you enjoy this podcast, please consider supporting the show by buying me a cup of coffee (or two)!
    War Yankee Supports American Battlefield Trust The American Battlefield Trust knows that there is no substitute for experiencing history in the places where it actually took place and has worked to become the only national organization working to save America's historic battlefields today and discover how you can help preserve American history forever. Join me in the fight to save our nation's historic battlefields by visiting the American Battlefield Trust website at battlefields.org.
    War Yankee Telegraph Department Email Us: THE waryankee AT GMAIL DOT com All our Show Notes: waryankee.com Notable Resources: waryankee.com/resources/ Buy Me a Coffee - Support the Show Good Maps: Union Army Actions in The Wilderness (May 5th, 1864) All our Episodes: waryankee.libsyn.com War Yankee - Overland Gagglepod - Once Told, Shared Forever War Yankee is a Gagglepod Production. Learn more at gagglepod.com.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Overland.10: Bad Intelligence

    Overland.10: Bad Intelligence

    War Yankee - Overland Overland.10: Bad Intelligence Discover the fate of Harry Wilson's cavalry division and why it was absent during the opening hours of the Battle of the Wilderness.
    Overview It's noon on May 5th, 1864 -- Greenhorn cavalry officer Brigadier General James Harrison "Harry" Wilson started the Overland Campaign with high expectations. Now, after a series of tactical shortcomings and conflicting orders, his actions have allowed rebel forces to approach the Union army almost undetected. To make matters worse, Wilson's entire cavalry division -- over 3,000 men and horses -- are missing. No one has seen or heard from Wilson since 5:00 AM. With the Orange Plank Road now engulfed by an endless column of Confederate infantry, Grant and Meade are desperate to know: Where the hell is Harry Wilson's Cavalry Division?
    Quotes "My pickets report nothing new from the enemy this morning."
    -- Brig.Gen. James Harrison Wilson's last message to Maj.Gen Meade, 5:00 AM, May 5th, 1864
    Support the War Yankee Podcast Every episode is a work of passion that requires a lot of coffee. I research, read, visit, host, mix, edit, and produce every episode myself. I would greatly appreciate it if you could do two things for me:
    1. Send me a quick note of encouragement at thewaryankee@gmail.com. This keeps me going when times get tough!
    2. If you enjoy this podcast, please consider supporting the show by buying me a cup of coffee (or two)!
    War Yankee Supports American Battlefield Trust The American Battlefield Trust knows that there is no substitute for experiencing history in the places where it actually took place and has worked to become the only national organization working to save America's historic battlefields today and discover how you can help preserve American history forever. Join me in the fight to save our nation's historic battlefields by visiting the American Battlefield Trust website at battlefields.org.
    War Yankee Telegraph Department Email Us: THE waryankee AT GMAIL DOT com All our Show Notes: waryankee.com Notable Resources: waryankee.com/resources/ Buy Me a Coffee - Support the Show Good Maps: Union Army Actions in The Wilderness (May 5th, 1864) All our Episodes: waryankee.libsyn.com War Yankee - Overland Gagglepod - Once Told, Shared Forever War Yankee is a Gagglepod Production. Learn more at gagglepod.com.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    War Yankee - Fall Update (2021)

    War Yankee - Fall Update (2021)

    War Yankee - Fall Update Season 2 Coming October 2021 Kyle Bondo talks about how life happens when you're making other plans and an update on when War Yankee Season 2 will be released.
    Support the War Yankee Podcast Every episode is a work of passion that requires a lot of coffee. I research, read, visit, host, mix, edit, and produce every episode myself. I would greatly appreciate it if you could do two things for me:
    1. Send me a quick note of encouragement at thewaryankee@gmail.com. This keeps me going when times get tough!
    2. If you enjoy this podcast, please consider supporting the show by buying me a cup of coffee (or two)!
    About War Yankee - Overland An American Civil War history podcast hosted by Kyle M. Bondo that follows the Overland Campaign led by General Ulysses S. Grant as he drives the Army of the Potomac on its 47-day, 113-mile military campaign South against the Confederacy in 1864.
    Quotes "My pickets report nothing new from the enemy this morning."
    -- Brig.Gen. James Harrison "Harry" Wilson's last message to Maj.Gen Meade, 5:00 AM, May 5th, 1864
    War Yankee Telegraph Department Email Us: THE War Yankee AT GMAIL DOT com All our Show Notes: waryankee.com Notable Resources: waryankee.com/resources/ All our Episodes: waryankee.libsyn.com War Yankee - Overland! Gagglepod - Until Every Story is Told! War Yankee is a Gagglepod Production. Learn more at gagglepod.com.

    • 23 min
    War Yankee - New Year's Update

    War Yankee - New Year's Update

    Kyle Bondo wishes you a Happy New Year and gives you a brief update on what is coming up on War Yankee - Overland in January 2021.

    • 4 min

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