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Season 12 - 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.

1233
Civil War Alabama

Christopher Lyle  McIlwain Sr. June 22, 2016

Christopher Lyle McIlwain Sr., author of "Civil War Alabama."


1232
Sons of the White Eagle in the American Civil War: Polish Officers on Both Sides of the War Between the States

Mark  Bielski June 15, 2016

Mark Bielski, author of "Sons of the White Eagle in the American Civil War: Polish Officers on Both Sides of the War Between the States."


1231
Bonds of Union: Religion, Race, and Politics in a Civil War Borderland

Bridget  Ford June 8, 2016

Bridget Ford, author of "Bonds of Union: Religion, Race, and Politics in a Civil War Borderland."


1230
Lincoln's Generals' Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War - for Better and for Worse

Candice  Hooper June 1, 2016

Candice Hooper, author of "Lincoln's Generals' Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War - for Better and for Worse."


1229
Engineering Victory: How Technology Won the Civil War

Thomas F.  Army, Jr. May 18, 2016

Thomas F. Army, Jr., author of "Engineering Victory: How Technology Won the Civil War."


1228
The Civilian War: Confederate Women and Union Soldiers during Sherman's March

Lisa Tendrich  Frank May 11, 2016

Lisa Tendrich Frank, author of "The Civilian War: Confederate Women and Union Soldiers during Sherman's March"


1227
Surveillance and Spies in the Civil War: Exposing Confederate Conspiracies in Americas Heartland

Steven  Towne April 27, 2016

Steven Towne, author of "Surveillance and Spies in the Civil War: Exposing Confederate Conspiracies in Americas Heartland."


1226
Junius and Alberts Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey

Peter  Carlson April 20, 2016

Peter Carlson, author of "Junius and Alberts Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey"


1225
The Devil's to Pay: John Buford at Gettysburg.

Eric J.  Wittenberg April 13, 2016

Eric J. Wittenberg, author of "The Devil's to Pay: John Buford at Gettysburg. A History and Walking Tour."


1224
Fighting for General Lee: Confederate General Rufus Barringer and the North Carolina Cavalry Brigade

Sheridan  Barringer April 6, 2016

Sheridan Barringer, author of "Fighting for General Lee: Confederate General Rufus Barringer and the North Carolina Cavalry Brigade"


1223
Broken Promises: A Novel of the Civil War

Elizabeth Cobbs  Hoffman March 30, 2016

Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman, author of "Broken Promises: A Novel of the Civil War"


1222
Mourning Lincoln

Martha  Hodes March 23, 2016

Martha Hodes, author of "Mourning Lincoln"


1221
Sea Miner: Major E. B. Hunt's Civil War Rocket Torpedo

Chuck  Veit March 16, 2016

Chuck Veit, author of "Sea Miner: Major E. B. Hunt's Civil War Rocket Torpedo, 1862-1863"


1220
Sounding 'The Mystic Chords of Memory': Musical Memorials for Abraham Lincoln, 1865-2009

Thomas  Kernan March 2, 2016

Thomas Kernan, author of the dissertation entitled "Sounding 'The Mystic Chords of Memory': Musical Memorials for Abraham Lincoln, 1865-2009"


1219
Herndon on Lincoln

Douglas L.  Wilson February 24, 2016

Douglas L. Wilson, author of "Herndon on Lincoln"


1218
The Lost Gettysburg Address

David T.  Dixon February 17, 2016

David T. Dixon, author of "The Lost Gettysburg Address."


1217
Rebel Raiders on the High Seas - GMT Games

Mark  McLaughlin February 10, 2016

Mark McLaughlin, designer of "Rebel Raiders on the High Seas" from GMT Games.


1216
Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South

Christopher  Dickey February 3, 2016

Christopher Dickey, author of "Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South."


1215
A Want of Vigilance: The Bristoe Station Campaign

Bill  Backus January 27, 2016

Bill Backus, author of "A Want of Vigilance: The Bristoe Station Campaign, October 9-19, 1863."


1214
After Appomattox: Military Occupation and the Ends of War

Gregory P.  Downs January 20, 2016

Gregory P. Downs, author of "After Appomattox: Military Occupation and the Ends of War"


1213
The US Army War College Guide the Battle of Chickamauga and many others

Col. Matt  Spruill January 13, 2016

Col. Matt Spruill, author of "The US Army War College Guide the Battle of Chickamauga" and many others.


1212
Michigan at Antietam

Brian James  Egen December 9, 2015

Brian James Egen, co-author of "Michigan at Antietam: The Wolverine State's Sacrifice on America's Bloodiest Day"


1211
Tales of a Civil War Orphan

Nancy  Dane December 2, 2015

Nancy Dane, author of "Sarah Campbell: Tales of a Civil War Orphan"


1210
My Dear Wife and Children: Civil War Letters from a 2nd Minnesota Volunteer

Nick K.  Adams November 18, 2015

Nick K. Adams, editor of "My Dear Wife and Children: Civil War Letters from a 2nd Minnesota Volunteer"


1209
Lincoln and the Thirteenth Amendment

Christian  Samito November 4, 2015

Christian G. Samito, author of "Lincoln and the Thirteenth Amendment"


1208
To Prepare for Sherman's Coming: The Battle of Wise's Forks

Wade  Sokolosky October 28, 2015

Wade Sokolosky, author of "To Prepare for Sherman's Coming: The Battle of Wise's Forks March 1865"


1207
Resisting Sherman: A Confederate Surgeon's Journal and the Civil War in the Carolinas, 1865

Thomas Heard  Robertson, Jr. October 14, 2015

Thomas Heard Robertson, Jr., author of "Resisting Sherman: A Confederate Surgeon's Journal and the Civil War in the Carolinas, 1865"


1206
Exhibit Designs: The Lincoln Heritage Museum

Betty  Brennan October 7, 2015

Betty Brennan, President of Taylor Studios, Inc., Exhibit Designers for the Lincoln Heritage Museum, Lincoln, IL


1205
Defining Duty in the Civil War: Personal Choice, Popular Culture, and the Union Home Front

J. Matthew  Gallman September 30, 2015

J. Matthew Gallman, author of "Defining Duty in the Civil War: Personal Choice, Popular Culture, and the Union Home Front."


1204
Bloody Autumn: The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864

Daniel T.  Davis September 23, 2015

Daniel T. Davis, co-author of "Bloody Autumn: The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864."


1203
Seven Days in July: A Historic Account of the Battle of Atlanta

Kenneth A.  Griffiths September 16, 2015

Kenneth A. Griffiths, author of "Seven Days in July: A Historic Account of the Battle of Atlanta"


1202
Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln

Jonathan W.  White September 9, 2015

Jonathan W. White, author of "Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln."


1201
Retreat from Gettysburg: Lee, Logistics, and the Pennsylvania Campaign

Kent Masterson  Brown September 2, 2015

Kent Masterson Brown, author of "Retreat from Gettysburg: Lee, Logistics, and the Pennsylvania Campaign." Mr. Brown is also the principal of the "Witnessing History LLC" film production company.


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Jun 23, 2016
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Season 12 is over! Thank you for all your support. See you in August for Season 13!