Monday, 25 August 2008

Episode 058, Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie 1860-61 Part 12

Well, we've reached the end of the book and todays show is simply the appendix of the book, a listing of officers and men involved in the conflict.

It's been a very interesting read for me. I've seen references to Sumter in books and films but until I started on this book, I had no real idea of what the opening battle was all about.

This show is going on hold for a few weeks while I line up and prepare for the next reading. I haven't selected another book yet so I'll reading segments of many books until I find one I like.

When I come back I'll probably be switching this show to a by weekly affair rather than weekly, as I want to focus on some of my other podcasts for the next few months.

Dont unsubscribe, I will be back.

See ya soon

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Sunday, 17 August 2008

Episode 057, Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie 1860-61 Part 11

The firing comes to an end and the inevitable defeat of Fort Sumter arrives. Will they be allowed to leave under their own flag? Will anyone be taken prisoner?

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Saturday, 9 August 2008

Episode 056, Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie 1860-61 Part 10

The rebel guns open fire as the sun rises. The shot and shell innundate the fort throughout the day, and finally the forts guns return fire!

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Saturday, 2 August 2008

Episode 055, Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie 1860-61, Part 9

A new ironclad floating battery is built and anchored, its guns pointing at Fort Sumter. President Lincoln despatches a reinforcement mission to the fort. A rebel masked battery is uncovered.

The rebels open fire!

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