Podcasts

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission's podcast page features short lectures by authorities on different aspects of the war in the state. The podcasts are being produced in cooperation with the School of Mass Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Special thanks go to David Weekley, Rudy Aldor, Dennis Geswein, Tristan Stuart, Adam Richmond, Mary-Britton Norton, Laura Morgan, Justin Roberts,Simone Lewis, Mary Mills and Carmen Bradford of the School of Mass Communication for their assistance. Additional assistance was provided by Josh Jenkins of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and by the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.


Podcast - 54th USCT Podcast - 54th USCT (9292 KB)

54th U.S.C.T. -- Dr. Kelly Jones of Austin Peay State University discusses an African American regiment that served in Civil War Arkansas.

Podcast - Action at Ashleys Station Podcast - Action at Ashleys Station (5509 KB)

Action at Ashley's Station - Mark K. Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission discusses an 1864 battle fought between modern-day Carlisle and Hazen.

Podcast - Battle of Bayou Fourche Podcast - Battle of Bayou Fourche (7092 KB)

Battle of Bayou Fourche: Mark K. Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission speaks on the fight that preceded the Union capture of Little Rock in 1863.

Podcast - Civil War Veterans on the Frontier Podcast - Civil War Veterans on the Frontier (7702 KB)

Civil War Veterans on the Frontier: Tom Wing of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith discusses the important role Civil War veterans played in the post-war U.S. Marshal's Service.

Podcast - Confederate Cemeteries Podcast - Confederate Cemeteries (4545 KB)

Confederate Cemeteries: W. Stuart Towns of the St. Francis County Historical Society discusses the groups formed to gather Confederate casualties after the Civil War.

Podcast - Confederate Monuments Podcast - Confederate Monuments (4024 KB)

Confederate Monuments: W. Stuart Towns of the St. Francis County Historical Society discusses Arkansas's monuments to Confederate soldiers.

Podcast - Confederate Veteran Reunions Podcast - Confederate Veteran Reunions (5061 KB)

Confederate Veteran Reunions: W. Stuart Towns of the St. Francis County Historical Society speaks about the post-war gatherings of old soldiers.

Podcast - Grand Army of the Republic Podcast - Grand Army of the Republic (10430 KB)

Grand Army of the Republic: Rebecca Howard of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville speaks about the post-war organization of Union veterans in Arkansas.

Podcast - Henry Strong Podcast - Henry Strong (6861 KB)

Henry Strong: Tom Wing of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith discusses the diary of a Union soldier from Kansas who served in Arkansas.

Podcast - JR Williams Podcast - JR Williams (5001 KB)

J.R. Williams: Tom Wing of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith speaks on a Confederate attack on a steamboat in western waters.

Podcast - Newspaper War Podcast - Newspaper War (4264 KB)

Newspaper War: Sonny Rhodes of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock discusses the personal war of Little Rock's Civil War editors.

Podcast - Richard Samuels Podcast - Richard Samuels (9083 KB)

Richard Samuels: Peggy Lloyd of the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives discusses a post-war African American legislator from southwest Arkansas.

Podcast - The Homer Podcast - The Homer (6556 KB)

The Homer: Mark K. Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission talks about a steamboat with a small but crucial role in the 1864 Camden Expedition.

Podcast - The Sultana Podcast - The Sultana (18544 KB)

The Sultana: Louis Intres of Arkansas State University discusses an 1865 steamboat tragedy on the Mississippi River.

Podcast - Washington 1865 Podcast - Washington 1865 (9008 KB)

Washington, 1865: Josh Williams of Historic Washington State Park discusses the Confederate capital of Arkansas as the Civil War winds down.

Podcast - Battle of Fayetteville Podcast - Battle of Fayetteville (4255 KB)

Dr. Tom DeBlack of Arkansas Tech University discusses the 1863 Battle of Fayetteville.

Podcast - Churches at War Podcast - Churches at War (3409 KB)

Dr. George Lankford of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission delves into the internal wars that affected religious institutions in Civil War Arkansas.

Podcast - Civil War Newspapers Podcast - Civil War Newspapers (3076 KB)

Sonny Rhodes of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock speaks on Arkansas's lively news media during the Civil War era.

Podcast - Attack on Fort Smith Podcast - Attack on Fort Smith (5533 KB)

Tom Wing of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith discusses Confederate attacks on Fort Smith's Union garrison in the summer of 1864.

Podcast - Confederate Saltworks Podcast - Confederate Saltworks (2993 KB)

Dr. Beverly Watkins, an independent scholar, discusses the vital importance of salt and its manufacture during the Civil War in Arkansas.

Podcast - Okolona Podcast - Okolona (2511 KB)

Mark K. Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission discusses the fighting at Okolona and the fabled "Battle of the Bees."

Podcast - Freedom Arrives Podcast - Freedom Arrives (2318 KB)

Dr. George Lankford of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission speaks on the choices of Arkansas African Americans when the opportunity for freedom arrived.

Podcast - Skirmish at Haguewood Prairie Podcast - Skirmish at Haguewood Prairie (6320 KB)

Dr. Curtis Varnell of the Western Arkansas Education Service Co-Op discusses a sharp fight in Logan County.

Podcast - Elkins' Ferry Podcast - Elkins' Ferry (3142 KB)

Mark K. Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission discusses the Union army's struggle to cross the Little Missouri River during its 1864 invasion of southwest Arkansas.

Podcast - No Country for Old Men Podcast - No Country for Old Men (5571 KB)

Dr. Rebecca Howard of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville discusses the difficulties faced by Arkansas patriarchs during the Civil War.

Podcast - The Peculiar Institution Podcast - The Peculiar Institution (4005 KB)

Dr. George Lankford of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission analyzes the South's "Peculiar Institution."

Podcast - Prairie D'Ane Podcast - Prairie D'Ane (3468 KB)

Mark K. Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission speaks on the series of skirmishes that ended a Union army's drive toward Louisiana.

Podcast - Third Arkansas Infantry CSA Podcast - Third Arkansas Infantry CSA (5761 KB)

W. Danny Honnoll of the Arkansas Civil War Heritage Trails Foundation discusses the only Arkansas Regiment to serve in the Army of Northern Virginia.

Podcast - Van Buren Raid Podcast - Van Buren Raid (4854 KB)

Tom Wing of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith discusses a Union raid on Van Buren and Fort Smith.

Podcast - Washington 1864 Podcast - Washington 1864 (6571 KB)

Washington 1864: Josh Williams of Historic Washington State Park discusses happenings in Arkansas's Confederate capital in the penultimate year of the Civil War.

Podcast - MarksMills Podcast - MarksMills (3654 KB)

Mark's Mills: Mark K. Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial discusses the March 25, 1864, battle that wiped out a Union expedition in southwest Arkansas.

Podcast - The Arsenal Crisis Podcast - The Arsenal Crisis (3635 KB)

The Little Rock Arsenal Crisis: Stephan McAteer of the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History discusses the 1861 crisis that almost sparked the Civil War.

Podcast - Men and Women in Crisis Podcast - Men and Women in Crisis (2788 KB)

Men and Women in Crisis: Dr. Michael B. Dougan, retired Arkansas State University historian, discusses the people who attended the secession convention in Little Rock.

Podcast - The Arkansas Army Podcast - The Arkansas Army (2990 KB)

The Arkansas Army: Dr. Michael B. Dougan, retired Arkansas State University historian, discusses the creation of Arkansas’s first military organization after the state seceded from the Union.

Podcast - The Arkansas Peace Society Podcast - The Arkansas Peace Society (3049 KB)

The Arkansas Peace Society: James J. Johnston discusses a secret society of Unionists who opposed secession in 1861.

Podcast - Why They Joined Podcast - Why They Joined (4694 KB)

Dr. Carl Moneyhon of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock explores the motivations of the Arkansas men who enlisted in the Confederate army at the beginning of the Civil War.

Podcast - War in the Southern Delta Podcast - War in the Southern Delta (3305 KB)

Dr. Tom DeBlack of Arkansas Tech University discusses warfare along the Mississippi River in southeast Arkansas.

Podcast - Why They Continued to Fight Podcast - Why They Continued to Fight (4144 KB)

Dr. Carl Moneyhon of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock discusses the experiences of Arkansas Confederate soldiers as they endured years of warfare.

Podcast - The Secession Convention Podcast - The Secession Convention (7636 KB)

The Secession Convention: Dr. Michael B. Dougan, retired Arkansas State University historian, discusses the 1861 Secession Convention that led Arkansas to leave the Union.

Podcast - Huntersville Podcast - Huntersville (5487 KB)

Huntersville: Cary Bradburn of the North Little Rock History Commission, author of "On The Opposite Shore: The Making of North Little Rock," tells the story of the Civil War complex that once stood on the north bank of the Arkansas River.

Podcast - Elias Cornelius Boudinot Podcast - Elias Cornelius Boudinot (4855 KB)

Elias Cornelius Boudinot: Dr. Michael B. Dougan, retired Arkansas State University historian, tells the story of a Native American who made his mark on Arkansas Civil War history.

Podcast - N Bart Pearce Podcast - N Bart Pearce (6024 KB)

N. Bart Pearce: Dr. Michael B. Dougan, retired Arkansas State University historian, tells us about Arkansas's forgotten general.

Podcast - General Thomas C Hindman Podcast - General Thomas C Hindman (2109 KB)

General Thomas C. Hindman: Bobby Roberts, director of the Central Arkansas Library System, discusses the controversial Arkansas command of the general from Helena.

Podcast - Mexican War Veterans in Civil War Arkansas Podcast - Mexican War Veterans in Civil War Arkansas (3069 KB)

Mexican War Veterans in Civil War Arkansas: William A. Frazier, editor of "Ready, Booted and Spurred: Arkansas in the U.S.-Mexican War," discusses the impact of Mexican War veterans on the Civil War in Arkansas.

Podcast - Omelia Thomas - From Slavery to Freedom Podcast - Omelia Thomas - From Slavery to Freedom (4978 KB)

Omelia Thomas: From Slavery to Freedom: Ornett Grind of Arkansas State Parks tells the story of one African-American family in Arkansas.

Podcast - Little Rock as a Hospital Town Podcast - Little Rock as a Hospital Town (4342 KB)

Little Rock as a Hospital Town: Cynthia DeHaven Pitcock, professor of Medical Humanities at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, tells us about fledgling efforts to treat the wounded in Arkansas.

Podcast - Racial Atrocities During the Camden Expedition Podcast - Racial Atrocities During the Camden Expedition (3420 KB)

Racial Atrocities During the Camden Expedition: Mark K. Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission recounts atrocities at the 1864 battles of Poison Spring and Jenkins' Ferry.

Podcast - The River War in Arkansas Podcast - The River War in Arkansas (1956 KB)

The River War in Arkansas: Bobby Roberts, director of the Central Arkansas Library System, tells how the Civil War was fought on the rivers of Arkansas.

Podcast - General Dandridge McRae Podcast - General Dandridge McRae (4020 KB)

General Dandridge McRae: Alan Thompson of Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park speaks about the troubled career of an Arkansas Confederate general.

Podcast - Medicine in the Trans-Mississippi Podcast - Medicine in the Trans-Mississippi (6265 KB)

Medicine in the Trans-Mississippi: Cynthia DeHaven Pitcock, professor of medical humanities at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, describes the elaborate efforts made to provide medical supplies west of the Mississippi River.

Podcast - Confederate Women of Arkansas Podcast - Confederate Women of Arkansas (5591 KB)

Confederate Women of Arkansas: Ellen Lewis of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission describes the experiences of Arkansas women during the Civil War.

Podcast - The Williams Clan - Mountain Feds Podcast - The Williams Clan - Mountain Feds (4562 KB)

The Williams Clan: "Mountain Feds": Dr. Kenneth C. Barnes of the University of Central Arkansas discusses the Civil War experiences of a family of Arkansas Unionists.

Podcast - Post Defense Colonies Podcast - Post Defense Colonies (3872 KB)

Post Defense Colonies: Alan Thompson of Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park discusses a novel method of protecting Unionist settlements in northwest Arkansas.

Podcast - From Contraband to Soldier Podcast - From Contraband to Soldier (3645 KB)

Podcast - Battlefield Archeology Podcast - Battlefield Archeology (4433 KB)

Battlefield Archeology: Dr. Jamie Brandon of the Arkansas Archeological Survey discusses how archeologists view Civil War battlefields.

Podcast - Raising Regiments of African Descent Podcast - Raising Regiments of African Descent (5302 KB)

Raising Regiments of African Descent: Historian Ronnie A. Nichols discusses the many African-American regiments that were recruited in Arkansas.

Podcast - Mosby M Parsons - Confederate General - Murder Victim Podcast - Mosby M Parsons - Confederate General - Murder Victim (3223 KB)

Mosby M. Parsons: Confederate General, Murder Victim: Dr. Bill Gurley of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences discusses the life and death of an officer who saw much action in Arkansas.

Podcast - Confederate Grizzlies Podcast - Confederate Grizzlies (4704 KB)

Confederate Grizzlies: Dr. Bill Gurley of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences discusses the Missouri Division of General Mosby M. Parsons.

Podcast - Doc Rayburn Podcast - Doc Rayburn (3809 KB)

"Doc" Rayburn: Alan Thompson of Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park discusses the colorful career of a cross-dressing Confederate guerrilla.

Podcast - Guerilla Fighting in the West Podcast - Guerilla Fighting in the West (3290 KB)

Guerilla Fighting in the West: Dr. Buck T. Foster, visiting assistant professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas, describes the vicious irregular warfare around Fort Smith.

Podcast - At War with the US Colored Troops Podcast - At War with the US Colored Troops (3535 KB)

At War with the U.S. Colored Troops: Archie Moore of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission discusses the many issues facing African American soldiers in the Civil War.

Podcast - Poison Spring in the Newspapers Podcast - Poison Spring in the Newspapers (3748 KB)

Poison Spring in the Newspapers: Sonny Rhodes of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Mass Communications discusses how Northern and Southern newspapers reported the vicious battle of Poison Spring.

Podcast - Slavery and Slave Resistance Podcast - Slavery and Slave Resistance (5964 KB)

Slavery and Slave Resistance: Jodi Morris of Central High School National Historic Site discusses slavery and slave resistance in Arkansas.

Podcast - The Battle of Pine Bluff Podcast - The Battle of Pine Bluff (6056 KB)

The Battle of Pine Bluff: Mark Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission discusses the October 25, 1863, battle of Pine Bluff.

Podcast - Hungry in Fort Smith Podcast - Hungry in Fort Smith (4939 KB)

Hungry in Fort Smith: Dr. Buck T. Foster, visiting professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas, discusses the shortage of supplies in Fort Smith and the suffering it caused.

Podcast - The Second Arkansas Cavalry (US) Podcast - The Second Arkansas Cavalry (US) (4534 KB)

The Second Arkansas Cavalry (U.S.): Brian Robertson of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies discusses the career of a Union guerilla-hunting regiment.

Podcast - The Battle of Saint Charles Podcast - The Battle of Saint Charles (4375 KB)

The Battle of Saint Charles: William Stevens of the C.S.S. Pontchartrain Project discusses the engagement where "the deadliest shot of the Civil War" was fired.

Podcast - War Comes to Washington Podcast - War Comes to Washington (3882 KB)

War Comes to Washington: Josh Williams of Historic Washington State Park examines the politics of and military preparation for the beginning of the Civil War.

Podcast - A Civil War Tragedy Podcast - A Civil War Tragedy (5696 KB)

The first-place winner in the Northwest Arkansas Civil War Podcast Contest, grades K-5: Kingston Elementary School 3rd and 4th grade gifted and talented class, Kingston, for “A Civil War Tragedy in Huntsville, Arkansas.”

Podcast - The Flag, As Told By Jane Bailey Podcast - The Flag, As Told By Jane Bailey (4146 KB)

Second-place winner in the Northwest Arkansas Civil War Podcast Contest, grades K-5: Lauren Ada, Forest Heights Elementary School, Harrison, for “The Flag, as Told by Jane Bailey.”

Podcast - The Battle of Pea Ridge Podcast - The Battle of Pea Ridge (3039 KB)

First-place winner in the Northwest Arkansas Civil War Podcast Contest, grades 6-8: Maggie Weber and Sarah Strickland, Hellstern Middle School, Springdale, for “The Battle of Pea Ridge.”

Podcast - Dr Keller and the Civil War in Arkansas Podcast - Dr Keller and the Civil War in Arkansas (3319 KB)

Second-place winner in the Northwest Arkansas Civil War Podcast Contest, grades 6-8: Rebekah Love, Trevor Clark, and Alex Eremiev, Hellstern Middle School, Springdale, for “Dr. Keller and the Civil War in Arkansas.”

Podcast - The Girl I Left Behind Me Podcast - The Girl I Left Behind Me (5973 KB)

First-place winner in the Northwest Arkansas Civil War Podcast Contest, grades 9-12: Sophia Calzada, home school, Fayetteville, for “'The Girl I Left Behind Me' and the Battle of Pea Ridge.”

Podcast - Elkhorn Tavern Podcast - Elkhorn Tavern (2602 KB)

Second-place winner in the Northwest Arkansas Civil War Podcast Contest, grades 9-12: Rachel Brewer and Ryan Gunter, Benton County School of the Arts High School, Rogers, for “Elkhorn Tavern.”

Podcast - Arkansas Men in the US Colored Troops Podcast - Arkansas Men in the US Colored Troops (4769 KB)

Arkansas Men in the U.S. Colored Troops: Dr. Charles Bolton, retired University of Arkansas at Little Rock history professor, discusses black men from Arkansas who served in the Union army.

Podcast - Batesville - A Divided City Podcast - Batesville - A Divided City (4002 KB)

Batesville: A Divided City: Dr. George Lankford of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial discusses how the people of Batesville dealt with secession and war.

Podcast - Arkansas Battlefield Archeology Podcast - Arkansas Battlefield Archeology (3675 KB)

Arkansas Battlefield Archeology: Carl Carlson-Drexler of the Arkansas Archeological Survey discusses archeological investigations of Arkansas battle sites.

Podcast - Education from Civil War to Civil Rights Podcast - Education from Civil War to Civil Rights (6709 KB)

Education from Civil War to Civil Rights: Jodi Morris of Central High School National Historic Site talks about the development of education for African American children in Arkansas.

Podcast - Washington Arkansas 1860 Podcast - Washington Arkansas 1860 (4075 KB)

Washington, Arkansas, 1860: Josh Williams of Historic Washington State Park discusses how that Hempstead County town reacted to the election of 1860.

Podcast - WPA Memories of the Civil War Podcast - WPA Memories of the Civil War (5274 KB)

WPA Memories of the Civil War: Susan Young of the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History tells of Civil War memories recorded by the Works Progress Administration.

Podcast - Arkansas Confederates in Alton Prison Podcast - Arkansas Confederates in Alton Prison (4224 KB)

Arkansas Confederates in Alton Prison: Travis Ratermann of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program discusses the experiences of Arkansas soldiers in the Alton, Illinois, prisoner of war camp.

Podcast - Marmaduke-Walker Duel Podcast - Marmaduke-Walker Duel (3055 KB)

Marmaduke-Walker Duel: Mark K. Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission discusses the fatal confrontation of two Confederate generals.

Podcast - Bill Dark Podcast - Bill Dark (5141 KB)

Bill Dark: Dr. Buck T. Foster, visiting professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas, discusses the short, violent career of an Arkansas bushwhacker.

Podcast - EW Gantt Podcast - EW Gantt (4357 KB)

E.W. Gantt: Peggy Lloyd of the South Arkansas Regional Archives discusses a rabid secessionist turned ardent Unionist.

Podcast - Nancy Morton and Prairie Grove Podcast - Nancy Morton and Prairie Grove (3533 KB)

Nancy Morton and Prairie Grove: Susan Young of the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History discusses an eyewitness account of the battle of Prairie Grove.

Podcast - Camp and Civilian Archeology Podcast - Camp and Civilian Archeology (4082 KB)

Camp and Civilian Archeology: Carl Carlson-Drexler discusses archeological investigations of military camps and Civil War-era civilian sites in Arkansas.

Podcast - Refashioning Black Identity Podcast - Refashioning Black Identity (3911 KB)

Refashioning Black Identity: Little Rock historian Grif Stockley discusses the refashioning of identity for black Arkansans as they gained their freedom.

Podcast - Captain John W Dunnington Podcast - Captain John W Dunnington (5305 KB)

Captain John W. Dunnington: William Stevens of the C.S.S. Pontchartrain project discusses the commander of a Confederate gunboat on Arkansas waters.

Podcast - Lessons Learned from the Civil War Podcast - Lessons Learned from the Civil War (4705 KB)

Lessons Learned from the Civil War: Dr. Carl Moneyhon of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock discusses why we should commemorate, indeed celebrate, the Civil War.

Podcast - Suppressing Guerrillas Podcast - Suppressing Guerrillas (8902 KB)

Suppressing Guerrillas: Dr. George Lankford of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission discusses efforts by both Union and Confederate leaders to curb guerrilla activity in north-central Arkansas.

Podcast - Nelson Hackett Podcast - Nelson Hackett (4376 KB)

Nelson Hackett: Dr. Charles Bolton, retired University of Arkansas at Little Rock history professor, discusses the international case of an escaped Fayetteville slave.

Podcast - Robert Mecklin - Recollections Podcast - Robert Mecklin - Recollections (3751 KB)

Robert Mecklin's Recollections: Susan Young of the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History discusses the sometimes shocking memories of a civilian during the Civil War.

Podcast - From USCT to Central High Podcast - From USCT to Central High (5018 KB)

From U.S.C.T. to Central High: Rhonda Stewart of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies explores her ancestral connections to the Civil War and the Central High Crisis.

Podcast - Martin Hart Podcast - Martin Hart (5671 KB)

Martin Hart: Dr. Buck T. Foster, visiting professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas, discusses the actions of a renegade Texan who served both North and South.

Podcast - Washington Arkansas 1862 Podcast - Washington Arkansas 1862 (5323 KB)

Washington, Arkansas, 1862: Josh Williams of Historic Washington State Park discusses the impact of the second year of the Civil War on the Hempstead County seat.

Podcast - David O Dodd - Man and Myth Podcast - David O Dodd - Man and Myth (4905 KB)

David O. Dodd, Man and Myth: Dr. Carl Moneyhon of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock discusses the truth and the legend surrounding the "Boy Martyr of the Confederacy."

Podcast - The Battle of Massard Prairie Podcast - The Battle of Massard Prairie (3898 KB)

The Battle of Massard Prairie: Mark Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission discusses an 1864 battle south of Fort Smith.

Podcast - Bats and the Civil War Podcast - Bats and the Civil War (3971 KB)

Bats and the Civil War: Jane Jones-Schulz of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission discusses the key role that bats played in Civil War Arkansas.

Podcast - Hot Springs in the Civil War Podcast - Hot Springs in the Civil War (5709 KB)

Hot Springs in the Civil War: Dr. Wendy Richter of Ouachita Baptist University explores Civil War activity in the spa city.

Podcast - Solon Borland Podcast - Solon Borland (8583 KB)

Solon Borland: Steve Teske of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies explores the Civil War career of an Arkansas politician and soldier.

Podcast - The Battle of Big Creek Podcast - The Battle of Big Creek (5296 KB)

The Battle of Big Creek: Brian Robertson of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies discusses an 1864 battle that primarily involved U.S. Colored Troops.

Podcast - War on the White River Podcast - War on the White River (6208 KB)

War on the White River: Anna Pfeifler of the Arkansas History Commission discusses warfare along the White River during the Civil War.

Podcast - A New Beginning for the USCT Podcast - A New Beginning for the USCT (2801 KB)

A New Beginning for the U.S.C.T.: Historian Archie Moore discusses how soldiers in the United States Colored Troops seized their first opportunities for formal education.

Podcast - Clothing Confederate Arkansas Podcast - Clothing Confederate Arkansas (6310 KB)

Clothing Confederate Arkansas: David Sesser of Henderson State University discusses how Confederate Arkansas kept its soldiers clothed and armed.

Podcast - JR Eakin - Confederate Editor Podcast - JR Eakin - Confederate Editor (3686 KB)

J.R. Eakin, Confederate Editor: Sonny Rhodes of the UALR College of Mass Communications discusses the editor of the Washington Telegraph.

Podcast - The Battle of Fitzhugh's Woods Podcast - The Battle of Fitzhugh's Woods (4193 KB)

The Battle of Fitzhugh's Woods: Mark Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission talks about an 1864 battle in Woodruff County.

Podcast - Archeology of Dooleys Ferry Podcast - Archeology of Dooleys Ferry (5127 KB)

Archeology of Dooley's Ferry: Dr. Carl Carlson-Drexler of the Arkansas Archeological Survey discusses a Civil War-era domestic community and what it can tell us today.

Podcast - Confederate Nitre Mining in the Ozarks Podcast - Confederate Nitre Mining in the Ozarks (4825 KB)

Confederate Nitre Mining in the Ozarks: James Johnston discusses an important Confederate manufacturing operation.

Podcast - Jayhawkers and Jayhawking Podcast - Jayhawkers and Jayhawking (4236 KB)

Jayhawkers and Jayhawking: James Johnston discusses the evolution of a Civil War term and its proponents.

Podcast - African American Women in Northwest Arkansas Podcast - African American Women in Northwest Arkansas (5074 KB)

African American Women in Northwest Arkansas: Rebecca Howard of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville tells the stories of two black women during the Civil War.

Podcast - Disease in Helena Podcast - Disease in Helena (3689 KB)

Disease in Helena: David Sesser of Henderson State University discusses the illnesses that plagued soldiers in Helena.

Podcast - Battle of Jenkins Ferry Podcast - Battle of Jenkins Ferry (4955 KB)

Battle of Jenkins' Ferry: Mark Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission talks about the bloody battle that ended the 1864 Camden Expedition.

Podcast - Lakeport Plantation Podcast - Lakeport Plantation (8297 KB)

Dr. Blake Wintory of Arkansas State University discusses the state's only surviving Mississippi River planation home.

Podcast - Refugees Into and Out Of the Ozarks Podcast - Refugees Into and Out Of the Ozarks (4869 KB)

James Johnston discusses the passage of refugees through the rugged Ozark Mountains.

Podcast - Hermannsburg Podcast - Hermannsburg (5266 KB)

Rebecca Howard of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville discusses the fate of a German community in northwest Arkansas.

Podcast - Frederick Steele Podcast - Frederick Steele (4521 KB)

Ben Boulden of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences discusses the career of Arkansas's Union commander.

Podcast - Washington Arkansas - 1863 Podcast - Washington Arkansas - 1863 (6786 KB)

Josh Williams of Historic Washington State Park discusses 1863 in the Confederate capital.

Podcast - Desolation in the Ozarks Podcast - Desolation in the Ozarks (3812 KB)

James Johnston discusses desolation in the Ozarks, where neighbors were more dangerous than armies.

Podcast - Forgotten Fauna Podcast - Forgotten Fauna (4176 KB)

Forgotten Fauna: Jane Jones-Schultz of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission discusses animals familiar to Civil War soldiers, but extinct today.

Podcast - The USS Tyler Podcast - The USS Tyler (5318 KB)

The U.S.S. Tyler: Jack Myers of the Delta Cultural Center explores the Civil War career of a river steamboat turned timber-clad warship.

Podcast - Unionism in Arkansas Podcast - Unionism in Arkansas (4077 KB)

Dr. Thomas A. DeBlack of Arkansas Tech University explores the strong Union sentiment that prevailed in many parts of Arkansas during the Civil War.

Podcast - Arkansas Politics, 1860 Podcast - Arkansas Politics, 1860 (4483 KB)

Dr. Carl Moneyhon of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock explains the political situation in Arkansas on the eve of the Civil War.

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