Category Battles

The Battle of Fredericksburg 156 Years Later

Journalist Ted Schubel posted a couple of short video excerpts from tours at Fredericksburg featuring National Park Service stars John Hennessy and Frank O’Reilly. Here’s John Hennessy talking about the Federal artillery bombardment of the city: “December 11, 1862 in Fredericksburg. The first bombardment of an American town by an American Army. Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania […]

Town Talk- Dec 5, 2018

In this installment, historian John Hennessy, the Chief Historian at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, speaks with host Ted Schubel. This is a very good conversation. The episode’s description reads, “Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park Chief Historian John Hennessy on Presidents visiting the area, the importance of anniversaries, the Spared and Shared […]

2018 Winter Lecture Series – Early at the Gates: The Battle of Fort Stevens

Here’s Ranger Steve Phan of the Civil War Defenses of Washington giving an outstanding presentation on Jubal Early’s attack on Washington at the Battle of Fort Stevens in 1864. This was part of the 2018 Winter Lecture Series at the Gettysburg National Military Park. The video’s description reads, “The role of the fortifications around Washington, […]

The Cannonade: July 3, 1863 – Gettysburg Battle Walk with Ranger Bert Barnett

Here’s Ranger Bert Barnett giving an excellent battle walk filled with artillery information on the great cannonade preceding the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble Charge on July 3, 1863.

Valley of Death: Plum Run on July 2, 1863 – Gettysburg Battle Walk with Ranger Chuck Teague

Here’s Ranger Chuck Teague with one of the first battle walks of 2018 at Gettysburg National Military Park. He covers the action along Plum Run by Devil’s Den and in the Valley of Death just to the west of Little Round Top on July 2, 1863.

Joseph R. Davis’ Brigade on July 3 – Anniversary Battle Walk with Ranger Matt Atkinson

Here’s Ranger Matt Atkinson conducting an outstanding [as usual] battle walk on July 3, 2018 following the steps of Joseph Davis’ brigade during the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble Charge.

The Last Stand

Here’s author Nathaniel Philbrick talking about his book, The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn. This is a pretty good presentation on the June 25, 1876 battle also known as “Custer’s Last Stand.” The video’s description reads, “National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick, recounts the Battle of Little Bighorn that took […]