Dr. Edward Steers, the country’s leading authority on the subject, discusses the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Steers has investigated this topic for forty years. His book “Blood on the Moon” is one of the most respected accounts of the assassination.
Author C. W. Whitehair talks about Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg, which occurred on July 3, 1863. His impression of the battle comes from accounts of soldiers present including one of his own relatives.
Author C. W. Whitehair discusses the Union cavalry escape from Harpers Ferry in September 1862. His book chronicles the 1,500 cavalry soldiers who fled the scene at the time that the Union forces on Bolivar Heights were totally surrounded by Confederate General “Stonewall” Jackson’s army.
Historian Ted Alexander continues to speak about the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day in American history. In today’s program Ted talks about immigrant soldiers, Native American Indian soldiers and even mascots involved in civil war battles.
Ted Alexander talks about the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day in American history. He discusses the three phases of the battle plus some of his favorite stories from his twenty years’ experience working at the national park as their chief historian.