Saturday, 31 May 2008

Episode 048, Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie, Part 2

In todays episode Abner Doubleday tells us just how alone and isolated Fort Sumter is. They are surrounded by a rebellious civian population, have a government who wont let them have weapons but keeps instead sending weaqons to the south. To top all of that, the Fort is in a terrible state of disrepair and they are struggeling to close the holes in the walls.

This is the second part of this American Civil War memoir.

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Saturday, 24 May 2008

Episode 047, Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie, Part 1

In this episode we start a new book , the reminiscences of Abner Doubleday ( Brevet Major-General ) about the opening of the American Civil War.

In this opening episode Abner tells us about the growing secessionist feelings in the towns around the forts and how nervous the soldiers were feeling with their own lack of preparedness and the lack of support from Washington.

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Saturday, 17 May 2008

Episode 045, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Part 25


In this episode we finish off the book. The Colonel includes details of his letters sent on behalf of his brave fellows who were being short changed by the US government.

We also get to hear the final speech/letter read to the regiment as it disbanded.

You can get this book as a dead tree version or PDF from LuLu.

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Saturday, 10 May 2008

Episode 044, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Part 24


The Colonel talks of when he had to leave the regiment and then we start on the Appendix.

In this episode the included Appendix segment includes a Muster roll. Next episode we continue the appendix, but dont worry there are not any more muster rolls.

This book is available as a dead tree version ( book! ) from BookRanger.

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Saturday, 3 May 2008

Episode 044, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Part 23

The Colonel continues to consider how the negro fairs as a soldier. What are their pros and cons as against a white soldier.

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