Podcast Episode 63: Visiting Appomattox Courthouse

Most people think the American Civil War ended in the courthouse in Appomattox, Virginia…and most people are mistaken. Join us as we talk about where the surrender took place and the name of the city where Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee carried out this historic event. Transcript Visiting Appomattox Courthouse and the SurrenderContinue reading “Podcast Episode 63: Visiting Appomattox Courthouse”

The Civil War did NOT End in the Appomattox Court House

Most people think the American Civil War ended in the courthouse in Appomattox, Virginia…and most people are mistaken. Join us as we show you where the surrender took place and the name of the city where Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee carried out this historic event.

Podcast Episode 61 – The strange history of Stonewall Jackson’s left arm

Yes…Stonewall Jackson’s left arm is buried in a different spot than his body. Join us as we visit this historic and quirky site. Video from the Virginia burial site ——————————————————- đź“Ł Interested in a shoutout or just want to support the Talk with History team? Head over to the Walk With History Gift Shop toContinue reading “Podcast Episode 61 – The strange history of Stonewall Jackson’s left arm”

Podcast Episode 60 – History of the Martin Luther King Assassination

Living in Memphis, Tennessee for 3 years taught us more than we expected about Civil Rights history. On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr., an American civil rights leader, was assassinated while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The assassination of King was a shock to the nation andContinue reading “Podcast Episode 60 – History of the Martin Luther King Assassination”

Podcast Episode 59 – History of the Reagan Assassination Attempt

On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was shot and wounded in an assassination attempt by John Hinckley Jr. outside the Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. Reagan had just finished giving a speech when Hinckley fired six shots, hitting Reagan and three other people. Reagan was rushed to the hospital and underwent surgery to removeContinue reading “Podcast Episode 59 – History of the Reagan Assassination Attempt”

Podcast Episode 58 – The Lost Colony at Roanoke Island

The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island was an early attempt by English settlers to establish a permanent colony in North America and was established in 1587 on Roanoke Island, off the coast of what is now North Carolina, by Governor John White and around 120 settlers. Shortly after arriving, Governor White returned to England toContinue reading “Podcast Episode 58 – The Lost Colony at Roanoke Island”

The strange story of Stonewall Jackson’s arm

Yes…Stonewall Jackson’s left arm is buried in a different spot than his body. Join us as we visit this historic and quirky site. Intro: 0:00Stonewall Jackson’s Last Days: 0:11Union Loss at Chancellorsville: 3:05Ellwood Manor: 4:49Discovering Jackson’s Arm: 6:40Stonewall Jackson Historic Marker (wounded): 7:53Stonewall Jackson Historic Marker (amputation): 8:57Stonewall Jackson’s death site: 10:15

Podcast Episode 57 – The Women of Bull Run

At the beginning of the Civil War, the battle of Bull Run at Manassas was the bloodiest battle in America to that point in time. Men and women were affected…and both men and women fought and served. Join us as we talk about the women at the Battle of Bull Run. Transcript The Women atContinue reading “Podcast Episode 57 – The Women of Bull Run”

Podcast Episode 56: Rose Greenhow – Infamous Civil War Confederate Spy

Rose Greenhow was a socialite and a well-known political hostess in Washington D.C. during the 1850s. Due to her southern ties she eventually, became a Confederate spy and used her social connections to gather information and pass it on to Confederate generals. Her intelligence-gathering skills were valuable to the Confederacy, and she became one ofContinue reading “Podcast Episode 56: Rose Greenhow – Infamous Civil War Confederate Spy”

Civil War Women at the Battle of Bull Run

At the beginning of the Civil War, the battle of Bull Run at Manassas was the bloodiest battle in America to that point in time. Men and women were effected…and both men and women fought and served. Join us as we talk about the women at the Battle of Bull Run. Intro: 0:00Battle of BullContinue reading “Civil War Women at the Battle of Bull Run”