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The Chronicles of the American Civil War

Sep 28, 2017

Ted Alexander talks about the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day in American history. He discusses the three phases of the battle, plus some of his favorite stories from his 20 years experience working at the national park as their chief historian

Sep 21, 2017

Historian Kevin Frye talks about the role of Commandant Henry Wirz, warden of the prison, who became the scapegoat of the war. He eas tried and found guilty and was the only Confederate officer hanged for crimes. Kevin also discusses the Prisoner of War Museum that has been added to the National park to honor all...

Sep 15, 2017

Historian Kevin Frye brings to light the horrible condition of the Georgia prison set up for 10,000 prisoners but overcrowded to the point that there were 32,000 Union prisoners there. Over 100 died each day. It was the largest prison of the American Civil War and had almost 13,000 deaths.