29: The American Civil War

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3.11.13
If there’s one thing we know about the American Civil War, it’s that it had to do with slavery. Also, Lee surrendered to Grant at the Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. And thanks to the wonderful American public school history programs, that’s about all that we remember.
It’s strange, considering how over-reenacted this was remains to this day, how often blowhards still talk about “secession,” and how successful the Daniel Day-Lewis Lincoln film did, that more of the people involved in the US Civil War aren’t still household names.
Did we even bring up how this was likely the first major war to be photographed?  Man, we’re bad at this.
But, that’s where our friend, fiction writer, geographer, and entertaining personality Andy comes in! A self-professed “Civil War nerd,” his head is a vault of fascinating info on the people, places, and motions of the War that, really more than any other, has influenced the way our great Nation-State looks today. Ever wonder what it really took to become a Union General during the 1860’s? Want to hear Tyler screw up a bunch of facts, then swallow his pride and correct them? Listen no further than Episode 29: The US Civil War! Glory, Glory, Hallelujah indeed.

Yup.

Produced by Tyler S. for Sonic Geography
Theme Song: “The Face of the Earth” by The Dismemberment Plan
Other Music Featured:
“The Battle Cry of Freedom”
“The Battle Hymn of the Republic”
Deathmole – “Meade’s Army”

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