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The Emergence of Grant, Part 2: Fort Henry

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02/13/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton recounts a victory that would give the Union access to the Confederate heartland—the capture of Fort Henry.
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The Emergence of Grant, Part 1: Finding the Gateway

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02/06/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton details Ulysses S. Grant's early actions in the Civil War.
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The Battle of the Ironclads, Part 5: Iron versus Iron

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01/30/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton details the first ever battle between two ironclad warships.
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The Battle of the Ironclads, Part 4: Building the Monitor

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01/23/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton details the incredible process of constructing the technological marvel The Monitor.
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The Battle of the Ironclads, Part 3: Inventing the Monitor

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01/16/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton details the incredible life of the Swedish engineer who created the Union's first iron warship.
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The Battle of the Ironclads, Part 2: Wood versus Iron

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01/09/2019Audio/Video
The ironclad CSS Virginia ushers in a new age of naval warfare.
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The Battle of the Ironclads, Part 1: Building the Merrimack

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01/02/2019Audio/Video
The Confederates begin their strategy to combat the superior Union Navy by creating a new technologically superior warship.
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The Burnside Expedition

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12/26/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton details an often overlooked victory by the Union.
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1861 in Review

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12/19/2018Audio/Video
In this mini-episode, Chris Calton briefly reviews the important themes and takeaways from the first year of the Civil War.
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Building a Blockade

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12/12/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton details how technological innovations changed the course of naval warfare during the Civil War.
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