Podcasts

Your blogger and historians Rich Condon and Jake Wynn at Burnside Bridge at Antietam.

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)
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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)
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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)
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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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