James Madison University professor Ken Rutherford has written a book about Civil War landmines.
He's seen here at Cross Keys battlefield in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.

Guest: Jim Kay on the Battle of Nashville (June 25, 2020)

Kay, a longtime student of the Dec. 15-16, 1864, battle, talks about the role of the U.S, Colored Troops, the fight at Peach Orchard Hill, key remaining battlefield sites and more. (Length: 38 minutes) LISTEN

Guest: Ken Rutherford on Civil War landmines (June 23, 2020)

The James Madison University professor talks about his recently released book, America’s Buried History / Landmines in the Civil War, his efforts to ban mines and his association with Princess Diana. (Length: 48 minutes)

Guest: Brian Downey of The Battle of Antietam on the Web (April 30, 2020)

We talk about his 24-year-old web site, the deepest and best of its kind. It includes thousands of soldier bios, battle maps, a blog and much more.  (Length: 49 minutes)

Guest: Rich Condon of Civil War Pittsburgh (Dec. 6, 2019)

We talk about the 1862 Allegheny Arsenal explosion, forts in Pittsburgh, human interest stories, Mr. Rogers (!) and whiskey. Always whiskey! (Length: 47 minutes)

Guest: Harry Smeltzer of Bull Runnings Blog (Aug. 26, 2019)

Smeltzer talks about Bull Runnings, a journal of the digitization of a Civil War battle, and his fascination with the First Battle of Bull Run. Smeltzer, from the Pittsburgh area, is a board member of the Save Historic Antietam Foundation. (SHAF). (Length: 45 minutes)

Guest: Jake Wynn of Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office (Aug. 6, 2019)

Wynn, director of interpretation at Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office and Museum, discusses the Washington D.C. museum, Antietam and more. (Length: 51 minutes)

Debut podcast! John Banks on Ford's Theatre disaster, more (Aug. 2, 2019)

When rescue workers first arrived at Ford's Theatre after a section of the three-story building collapsed, they were struck by the eerie silence. Then the men began a frenzied search for survivors and the grim task of removing the dead. In all, 23 workers inside the building, including Civil War veterans, died in the June 9, 1893, tragedy. (Length: 32 minutes)

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