Three new episodes of the Capital District Civil War Round Table Podcast are now available.
Author Joseph Collea talked about his book New York and the Lincoln Specials. In the winter of 1861, President-elect Lincoln traveled across New York State on his way to Washington, D.C., as the secession crisis unfolded. In 1865, Lincoln’s body retraced that route before burial in Springfield. Collea covers both journeys including Lincoln’s reception in Buffalo, Albany, and New York City in 1861 and the outpouring of support for the deceased president in 1865.
Civil War Institute Director Peter Carmichael talked about his book The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies. Carmichael discussed his unique approach in analyzing soldier letters, desertion, pragmatism, and the annual Civil War Institute Summer Conference at Gettysburg College.
New York Times best-selling author Chris DeRose talked about the shooting of Phillip Barton Key and the subsequent murder trial of Dan Sickles. His latest book Star Spangled Scandal: Sex, Murder, and the Trial that Changed America covers those events in a flowing narrative that reads as much like a modern crime drama as it does a historical work.
This podcast is produced by the Capital District Civil War Round Table, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to awareness and preservation of Civil War-era history. Monthly meetings featuring prominent historians and various experts are held the second Friday of each month at the Watervliet Senior Center. Check their website for more information.”