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The Battle of Pea Ridge, Part 2: Elkhorn Tavern

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03/13/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton outlines the fighting at Elkhorn Tavern during the Battle of Pea Ridge, and how the grim conflict ended.
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The Battle of Pea Ridge, Part 1: Confederate Disaster at Leetown

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03/06/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton recounts how the Confederate forces were defeated at Leetown—despite greatly outnumbering their Union opponents.
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The Emergence of Grant, Part 4: Unconditional Surrender

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02/27/2019Audio/Video
After Grant pushes the Confederates back to Fort Donelson, the southern leaders must decide whether to attempt escape or surrender.
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The Emergence of Grant, Part 3: Fort Donelson

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02/20/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton details Ulysses S. Grant's attack on Fort Donelson by land and water.
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The Emergence of Grant, Part 2: Fort Henry

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02/13/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton recounts a victory that would give the Union access to the Confederate heartland—the capture of Fort Henry.
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The Emergence of Grant, Part 1: Finding the Gateway

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02/06/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton details Ulysses S. Grant's early actions in the Civil War.
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The Battle of the Ironclads, Part 5: Iron versus Iron

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01/30/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton details the first ever battle between two ironclad warships.
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The Battle of the Ironclads, Part 4: Building the Monitor

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01/23/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton details the incredible process of constructing the technological marvel The Monitor.
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The Battle of the Ironclads, Part 3: Inventing the Monitor

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01/16/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton details the incredible life of the Swedish engineer who created the Union's first iron warship.
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