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Secrets of the Civil War: The Rocky Road of Reconstruction Apr 07, 2023

After four years of fighting, the Union had persevered in bringing the seceded states back into the fold. But the newly reunited country had a...

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Secrets of the Civil War: The Necessity of Innovation Apr 05, 2023

In this series, we have covered all sorts of innovations that arose out of the conflict, from deviled ham spread and spy balloons to surgical...

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Secrets of the Civil War: Battlefield Angels and Amputations Apr 03, 2023

Approximately 620 thousand soldiers died in the Civil War, and some historians believe that number might be closer to 750 thousand. But believe it...

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Secrets of the Civil War: North Toward Freedom Mar 31, 2023

How did so many enslaved persons seeking freedom make it through the perilous journey North? Through a meticulously organized network of safe...

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Secrets of the Civil War: The War Within a War Mar 29, 2023

Let's explore a war you probably didn’t know happened. During the seemingly all-consuming Civil War, there was another entirely...

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Secrets of the Civil War: A Tale of Two Roberts Mar 27, 2023

 

In today's installment, we’re going to hear about two men–both named Robert and hailed as heroes, who had completely different...

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Secrets of the Civil War: Survival Off the Battlefields Mar 24, 2023

Let’s talk about what life was like during the Civil War for people who weren’t on the battlefield. What did they get up and do every...

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Secrets of the Civil War: Propaganda in Tune Mar 22, 2023

What role did music place during the Civil War? The Union used a whole slew of propaganda to win over Northerners: pamphlets, posters, poetry,...

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Secrets of the Civil War: A War Won on Food Mar 20, 2023

Did you know that Hot Pockets, astronaut food, and maple bacon donuts all have their origins in the Battle Between the States? It’s true!...

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Secrets of the Civil War: Intel from the Inside Mar 17, 2023

We often think of the North as the emancipators. The champions of freedom. But, that’s not quite the whole story. Today in our series,...

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Secrets of the Civil War: From Camels to Confederacy Mar 15, 2023

Who became the president of the states that tried to secede? Today, we'll learn about Jefferson Davis, the man who did just that. ...

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Secrets of the Civil War: A Fractured America Mar 13, 2023

 

Welcome to the first episode in our series, Secrets of the Civil War. This won’t be a history of the Civil War like you’re...

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