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"A Glittering Lie" — The True Battle of Shiloh

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04/18/2019Audio/Video
In this special collaborative episode, Chris Calton and Dangerous History Podcast's "Professor CJ" share the vivid memoirs of two young soldiers fighting on opposing sides of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.
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The Battle of Shiloh, Part 4: "Tell My Mother I Died Like A Soldier"

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04/10/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton recounts the second and final day of the Battle of Shiloh, and the story of the Battle of Fallen Timbers.
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The Battle of Shiloh, Part 3: The Hornet’s Nest

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04/05/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton details the intense fighting at The Battle of Shiloh, where thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers fought in a narrow portion of the battlefield nicknamed "The Hornet's Nest."
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The Battle of Shiloh, Part 2: The Furies of Hell

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03/27/2019Audio/Video
At the onset of the Battle of Shiloh, the Confederacy caught the Union by surprise. But what should have been a quick victory turned into a bloody battle of attrition.
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The Battle of Pea Ridge, Part 2: Elkhorn Tavern

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03/13/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton outlines the fighting at Elkhorn Tavern during the Battle of Pea Ridge, and how the grim conflict ended.
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The Battle of Pea Ridge, Part 1: Confederate Disaster at Leetown

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03/06/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton recounts how the Confederate forces were defeated at Leetown—despite greatly outnumbering their Union opponents.
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The Emergence of Grant, Part 4: Unconditional Surrender

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02/27/2019Audio/Video
After Grant pushes the Confederates back to Fort Donelson, the southern leaders must decide whether to attempt escape or surrender.
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The Emergence of Grant, Part 3: Fort Donelson

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02/20/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton details Ulysses S. Grant's attack on Fort Donelson by land and water.
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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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