Historical Controversies

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The Battle of Ball’s Bluff, Part 1: A Slight Demonstration

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10/10/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton details all of the mistakes that were made leading up to The Battle of Ball’s Bluff, setting the stage for a Union catastrophe.
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We Must Have Kentucky

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10/03/2018Audio/Video
The Lincoln administration does everything it can to ensure that Kentucky is not taken over by secessionists.
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Forming West Virginia

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09/26/2018Audio/Video
When Virginia decided to join the South, many Unionists in the western portion of the state were opposed to the move.
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A Policy of Northern Oppression

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09/19/2018Audio/Video
As the fear of spies and traitors spread through the North, political arrests became commonplace, even in states as far north as Maine.
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Controlling Missouri, Part 6: Martial Law

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09/12/2018Audio/Video
Included in John C. Frémont’s declaration of Martial Law is the first emancipation proclamation of the war.
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Controlling Missouri, Part 5: Bloody Hill

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09/05/2018Audio/Video
Confederate and Union forces fight on Bloody Hill, and the Battle of Wilson’s Creek comes to an end.
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Controlling Missouri, Part 4: The Battle of Wilson’s Creek

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08/29/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton recounts one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.
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Controlling Missouri, Part 3: Punishing the Rebels

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08/22/2018Audio/Video
Union forces pursue the Missouri secessionists to the southwest corner of the state.
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Controlling Missouri, Part 2: This Means War

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08/15/2018Audio/Video
Nathaniel Lyon declares war on the state of Missouri, and wages the first battle in the state.
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Controlling Missouri, Part 1: Nathaniel Lyon in St. Louis

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08/09/2018Audio/Video
Nathaniel Lyon, a notoriously harsh officer in the US army, is sent to St. Louis to ensure Missouri’s place in the Union.
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