Civil War Talk Radio: March 3, 2006

by Brett Schulte on March 3, 2006 · 0 comments

Air Date: 030306
Subject: James A. Morgan III: What Really Happened at Ball’s Bluff?
Book: A Little Short of Boats: The Fights at Ball’s Bluff and Edwards Ferry
Guest: James A. Morgan III
Brett’s Summary: Jim Morgan, probably the foremost authority on Ball’s Bluff and author of A Little Short of Boats, goes into great detail discussing the battle. He goes over where Colonel (and Senator) Edward Baker was killed, how the Union forces happened to be across the river in the first place (it was a reconnaissance), the confusion surrounding the Union high command including Stone and Baker, and the ultimate outcome of the fight.

Civil War Talk Radio airs most Fridays at 12 PM Pacific on World Talk Radio Studio A. Host Gerry Prokopowicz, the History Chair at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, interviews a guest each week and discusses their interest in the Civil War. Most interviews center around a book or books if the guest is an author. Other guests over the years have included public Historians such as park rangers and museum curators,wargamers, bloggers, and even a member of an American Civil War Round Table located in London, England.

In this series of blog entries, I will be posting air dates, subjects, and guests, and if I have time, I’ll provide a brief summary of the program. You can find all of the past episodes I’ve entered into the blog by clicking on the Civil War Talk Radio category. Each program should appear either on or near the date it was first broadcast.

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