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.
Podcast that is FREE to listen to featuring scholars, historians and authors discussing subjects concerning the war. The Podcast posts every Thursday on Itunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and Google Play. The podcast is recorded at Radio Heart Media studios in room 205 in the Goode Building in Charles Town, West Virginia.
Historian Kevin Frye talks about the role of Commandant Henry Wirz, warden of the prison, who became the scapegoat of the war. He was tried and found guilty and became the only Confederate officer hanged for crimes. Kevin also discusses the Prisoner of War Museum that has been added to the National park to honor all American Prisoners of War from all wars.