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Season 11 - Latest shows listed below.

Click on the Episode Title for additional information on episode, links to download or listen to episode and a transcript of Gerry's monologue.

1133
John Surratt: The Lincoln Assassin Who Got Away

Michael  Schein June 17, 2015

Michael Schein, author of "John Surratt: The Lincoln Assassin Who Got Away."


1132
Richmond Redeemed: The Siege at Petersburg, The Battles of Chaffin's Bluff and Poplar Spring Church

Richard  Sommers June 10, 2015

Richard Sommers, author of "Richmond Redeemed: The Siege at Petersburg, The Battles of Chaffin's Bluff and Poplar Spring Church, September 29 - October 2, 1864."


1131
Calamity in Carolina

Phillip  Greenwalt June 3, 2015

Phillip Greenwalt, co-author of "Calamity in Carolina"


1130
National Park Service Battlefields

John  Hennessy May 20, 2015

John Hennessy, Chief Historian and Chief of Interpretation at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Parks and author of books on both Battles at Bull Run/Manassas.


1129
Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War

Brian  Jordan May 13, 2015

Brian Jordan, author of "Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War."


1128
Work for Giants: The Campaign and Battle of Tupelo/Harrisburg, Mississippi

Tom  Parson May 6, 2015

Tom Parson, author of "Work for Giants: The Campaign and Battle of Tupelo/Harrisburg, Mississippi, June-July 1864"


1127
The Civil War Guerrilla: Unfolding the Black Flag in History Memory, and Myth

Matt  Hulbert April 29, 2015

Matt Hulbert, author of "The Civil War Guerrilla: Unfolding the Black Flag in History Memory, and Myth."


1126
An Agrarian Republic

Adam  Dean April 22, 2015

Adam Dean, author of "An Agrarian Republic: Farming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the Civil War Era."


1125
Stuart's Finest Hour: The Ride Around McClellan

John J.  Fox III April 15, 2015

John J. Fox III, author of "Stuart's Finest Hour: The Ride Around McClellan, June 1862."


1124
Engineering Victory: The Union Siege of Vicksburg

Justin S.  Solonick April 8, 2015

Justin S. Solonick, author of "Engineering Victory: The Union Siege of Vicksburg."


1123
Record of a Soldier in the Late War: The Confederate Memoir of John Wesley Bone

Julianne and David  Mehegan April 1, 2015

Julianne and David Mehegan, editors of "Record of a Soldier in the Late War: The Confederate Memoir of John Wesley Bone"


1122
For Slavery and Union: Benjamin Buckner and Kentucky Loyalties in the Civil War

Patrick A.  Lewis March 25, 2015

Patrick A. Lewis, author of "For Slavery and Union: Benjamin Buckner and Kentucky Loyalties in the Civil War"


1121
Civil War Canon: Sites of Confederate Memory in South Carolina

Thomas J.  Brown March 18, 2015

Thomas J. Brown, author of "Civil War Canon: Sites of Confederate Memory in South Carolina."


1120
The Chickamauga Campaign - A Mad Irregular Battle

David A.  Powell March 4, 2015

David A. Powell, author of "The Chickamauga Campaign - A Mad Irregular Battle: From the Crossing of Tennessee River Through the Second Day, August 22 - September 19, 1863"


1119
Rebels on the Border: Civil War, Emancipation, and the Reconstruction of Kentucky and Missouri

Aaron  Astor February 25, 2015

Aaron Astor, author of "Rebels on the Border: Civil War, Emancipation, and the Reconstruction of Kentucky and Missouri"


1118
Lincoln's Selected Writings

David S.  Reynolds February 11, 2015

David S. Reynolds, editor of "Lincoln's Selected Writings"


1117
Badass Civil War Beards

Anna and Julia  Hider February 4, 2015

Anna Hider and Julia Hider, authors of "Badass Civil War Beards."


1116
Gateway to the Confederacy: New Perspectives on the Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns, 1862-1863

Evan  Jones January 28, 2015

Evan Jones, co-editor of "Gateway to the Confederacy: New Perspectives on the Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns, 1862-1863"


1115
Civil War Arkansas 1863: The Battle for a State

Mark  Christ January 21, 2015

Mark Christ, author of "Civil War Arkansas 1863: The Battle for a State"


1114
From These Honored Dead: Historical Archaeology of the American Civil War

Larry  Babits January 14, 2015

Larry Babits, co-editor of "From These Honored Dead: Historical Archaeology of the American Civil War"


1113
Belligerent Muse: Five Northern Writers and How They Shaped Our Understanding of the Civil War

Stephen  Cushman December 10, 2014

Stephen Cushman, author of "Belligerent Muse: Five Northern Writers and How They Shaped Our Understanding of the Civil War" (Lincoln, Whitman, Sherman, Bierce, Chamberlain)


1112
A Generation at War: the Civil War era in a Northern Community

Nicole  Etcheson December 3, 2014

Nicole Etcheson, author of "A Generation at War: the Civil War era in a Northern Community"


1111
A Broken Regiment: The 16th Connecticut's Civil War

Lesley J.  Gordon November 19, 2014

Lesley J. Gordon, author of "A Broken Regiment : The 16th Connecticut's Civil War."


1110
Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation

Caroline E.  Janney November 5, 2014

Caroline E. Janney, author of "Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation"


1109
Iron Afloat: The Story of the Confederate Armorclads and Maritime Archaeology.

William N.  Still, Jr. October 29, 2014

William N. Still, Jr., author of "Iron Afloat: The Story of the Confederate Armorclads" and Civil War Maritime Archaeology.


1108
Commander Will Cushing: Daredevil Hero of the Civil War

Jamie  Malanowski October 22, 2014

Jamie Malanowski, author of "Commander Will Cushing: Daredevil Hero of the Civil War."


1107
Civil War Battlefield Tours

Brigadier General John "Jack"  Mountcastle October 15, 2014

Brigadier General John "Jack" Mountcastle (Retired), about Civil War Battlefield Tours.


1106
North Carolina Historic Sites

Keith  Hardison October 8, 2014

Keith Hardison, Director, North Carolina Historic Sites.


1105
The Fishing Creek Confederacy A Story of Civil War Draft Resistance

Rick  Sauers October 1, 2014

Rick Sauers, author of "The Fishing Creek Confederacy A Story of Civil War Draft Resistance."


1104
Loathing Lincoln: An American Tradition from the Civil War to the Present

John  Barr September 24, 2014

John Barr, author of "Loathing Lincoln: An American Tradition from the Civil War to the Present."


1103
"Civil War on the Western Border"

Jason  Roe September 17, 2014

Jason Roe, digital editor of "Civil War on the Western Border"


1102
The Roll of U.S. Navy and Marines in the Civil War

Chuck  Veit September 10, 2014

Chuck Veit Pres, Navy & Marine Living Hist Assn, author of "A Dog Before a Soldier"


1101
With Malice Toward Some: Treason and Loyalty in the Civil War Era

William  Blair September 3, 2014

William Blair, author of "With Malice Toward Some: Treason and Loyalty in the Civil War Era."


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News from CWTR World HQ:

Jun 18, 2015
Scheduled guest:
Season 11 was a great success.

Thank you for all your support.

Have a great summer.

We will see you in late August for Season 12!