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It's May 1864, and the Union enters its fourth year of war against the Confederacy succession. Ulysses S. Grant -- Hero of Vicksburg -- has been promoted to General-in-Chief of the entire Union Army by President Lincoln in a last-ditch effort to win the war. Grant, placing his command in the field with the Army of the Potomac, will now execute his own aggressive strategy against the rebels on all fronts. But first, he must spend the next 47-days fighting his way across the enemy-held Commonwealth of Virginia. Join amateur historian and US Navy veteran Kyle M. Bondo, as he follows the history of Grant's Overland Campaign from Washington, DC, to Petersburg, Virginia, in War Yankee, an American Civil War Podcast is a history podcast presented by Gagglepod.

It's May 1864, and the Union enters its fourth year of war against the Confederacy succession. Ulysses S. Grant -- Hero of Vicksburg -- has been promoted to General-in-Chief of the entire Union Army by President Lincoln in a last-ditch effort to win the war. Grant, placing his command in the field with the Army of the Potomac, will now execute his own aggressive strategy against the rebels on all fronts. But first, he must spend the next 47-days fighting his way across the enemy-held Commonwealth of Virginia. Join amateur historian and US Navy veteran Kyle M. Bondo, as he follows the history of Grant's Overland Campaign from Washington, DC, to Petersburg, Virginia, in War Yankee, an American Civil War Podcast is a history podcast presented by Gagglepod.

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It's May 1864, and the Union enters its fourth year of war against the Confederacy succession. Ulysses S. Grant -- Hero of Vicksburg -- has been promoted to General-in-Chief of the entire Union Army by President Lincoln in a last-ditch effort to win the war. Grant, placing his command in the field with the Army of the Potomac, will now execute his own aggressive strategy against the rebels on all fronts. But first, he must spend the next 47-days fighting his way across the enemy-held Commonwealth of Virginia. Join amateur historian and US Navy veteran Kyle M. Bondo, as he follows the history of Grant's Overland Campaign from Washington, DC, to Petersburg, Virginia, in War Yankee, an American Civil War Podcast is a history podcast presented by Gagglepod.

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Episodes

Overland.12: Running in Circles

11/21/2021
War Yankee - Overland Overland.12: Running in Circles Discover the first events that push the Army of the Potomac through The Wilderness and into the teeth of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Overview The Army of the Potomac has captured the Brock Road Intersection with Orange Plank Road, has discovered Confederate cavalry probing their left flank along the Catharpin Road, and now must deal with the growing threat of Rebels digging in along the Orange Turnpike. After waiting for hours...

Duration:01:08:24

War Yankee - Telegraph: Texas of Bust

10/19/2021
War Yankee - Telegraph Texas or Bust Kyle Bondo talks about his upcoming move to Texas and teases out the next episodes of War Yankee coming on November 10th, 2021. Support the War Yankee Podcast Every episode is a work of passion that requires a lot of coffee. I research, read, visit, host, mix, edit, and produce every episode myself. I would greatly appreciate it if you could do two things for me: 1. Send me a quick note of encouragement at thewaryankee@gmail.com. This keeps me going...

Duration:00:22:25

Overland.11: Proper Yankee Welcome

10/14/2021
War Yankee - Overland Overland.11: Proper Yankee Welcome Discover the fate of Harry Wilson's cavalry division and why it was absent during the opening hours of the Battle of the Wilderness (Part II). Overview Greenhorn cavalry officer Brig. Gen. Harry Wilson has stumbled onto a third Confederate cavalry force coming down the Catharpin Road. While he prepares his troopers to repeal a rebel counter-attack from his former West Point classmate Gen. Thomas "Tex" Rosser of Virginia, he is...

Duration:01:06:34

Overland.10: Bad Intelligence

10/6/2021
War Yankee - Overland Overland.10: Bad Intelligence Discover the fate of Harry Wilson's cavalry division and why it was absent during the opening hours of the Battle of the Wilderness. Overview It's noon on May 5th, 1864 -- Greenhorn cavalry officer Brigadier General James Harrison "Harry" Wilson started the Overland Campaign with high expectations. Now, after a series of tactical shortcomings and conflicting orders, his actions have allowed rebel forces to approach the Union army almost...

Duration:01:10:52

War Yankee - Fall Update (2021)

10/5/2021
War Yankee - Fall Update Season 2 Coming October 2021 Kyle Bondo talks about how life happens when you're making other plans and an update on when War Yankee Season 2 will be released. Support the War Yankee Podcast Every episode is a work of passion that requires a lot of coffee. I research, read, visit, host, mix, edit, and produce every episode myself. I would greatly appreciate it if you could do two things for me: 1. Send me a quick note of encouragement at thewaryankee@gmail.com....

Duration:00:23:07

War Yankee - New Year's Update

12/31/2020
War Yankee - Update More Episodes Coming in January 2021 Kyle Bondo wishes you a Happy New Year and gives you a brief update on what is coming up on War Yankee - Overland in January 2021. About War Yankee - Overland An American Civil War history podcast hosted by Kyle M. Bondo that follows the Overland Campaign led by General Ulysses S. Grant has he drives the Army of the Potomac on its 47-day, 113-mile military campaign South against the Confederacy in 1864. Quotes "Whatever happens,...

Duration:00:04:11

Overland.09: Defiant Blue Knot

11/26/2020
War Yankee - Overland Overland.09: Defiant Blue Knot Kyle Bondo starts to explore the first critical events of the Battle of the Wilderness as the Army of the Potomac discovers rebel forces that threaten to cut their army in half. Overview It's the mid-morning of May 5th, 1864 -- The Army of the Potomac has now discovered two massive rebel forces forming on both sides of Warren's 5th Corps still stung out over 5-miles within the tangles of The Wilderness. Now, as new intelligence...

Duration:01:09:20

Overland.08: We Will Fight Here

11/7/2020
War Yankee - Overland Overland.08: We Will Fight Here Kyle Bondo explores the unforeseen events that transpire in The Wilderness during the early morning hours of May 5th, 1864. Overview It's dawn on May 5th, 1864 -- Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, Major General George Meade, and the Army of the Potomac have spent the night in the fabled WILDERNESS. Now, as the morning sun rises on a new day, what started as an easy march out of the thickets quickly spins out of control after a...

Duration:01:07:39

Overland.07: Clouded Yankee Minds

11/4/2020
War Yankee - Overland Overland.07: Clouded Yankee Minds Kyle Bondo details the Army of the Potomac's first night in The Wilderness and how clouded judgments will lead to trouble in the morning. Overview It's May 4th, 1864 -- Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant and Major General George Meade have moved the vast Army of the Potomac across the Rapidan River and into the fabled Wilderness. Now at the end of their first day, the Union Army believes they are miles away from any real danger....

Duration:00:28:51

Intelligence.04: Ring Knockers

11/3/2020
War Yankee - Intelligence (Bonus) Intelligence.04: Ring Knockers Kyle Bondo explores the Union Army officers and how they were selected for leadership positions within Grant’s Army of the Potomac. Overview It's May 1864, You are an officer in the Army of the Potomac during the first week of the Overland Campaign leading men into The Wilderness against the Confederacy. As you struggle to maneuver your soldiers in a straight enough line to engage the rebels within this 70-square-mile tract...

Duration:00:31:15

Intelligence.03: Rifleman First

11/2/2020
War Yankee - Intelligence (Bonus) Intelligence.03: Rifleman First Kyle Bondo explores the military jobs, specialties, and occupations that you would most likely have after enlisting in the Union Army. Overview It's May 4th, 1864 — You are a soldier in the Army of the Potomac marching towards the Rapidan River and into The Wilderness -- a 70-mile tract of thickets and dense forest that only a year before had been the location of this same armies defeat at the Battle of Chancellorsville....

Duration:00:20:20

Intelligence.02: An American Army

11/1/2020
War Yankee - Intelligence (Bonus) Intelligence.02: An American Army Kyle Bondo continues to explore the multi-national and multi-racial backgrounds of those that joined and served in the Union Army. Overview It's May 4th, 1864 — You are a soldier in the Army of the Potomac marching towards the Rapidan River and into The Wilderness -- a 70-mile tract of thickets and dense forest that only a year before had been the location of this same armies defeat at the Battle of Chancellorsville....

Duration:00:14:03

War Yankee - Update

10/31/2020
War Yankee - Update Overview of New Episodes Kyle Bondo gives you a brief update on what is coming up on War Yankee - Overland and an introduction to the Bonus Series starting on November 1st called War Yankee - Intelligence. About War Yankee - Overland An American Civil War history podcast hosted by Kyle M. Bondo that follows the Overland Campaign led by General Ulysses S. Grant has he drives the Army of the Potomac on its 47-day, 113-mile military campaign South against the Confederacy...

Duration:00:09:35

Overland.06: Sea of Blue

10/12/2020
War Yankee - Overland Overland.06: Sea of Blue Kyle Bondo details how the biggest army ever assembled in North American moves across the Rapidan River and into the fabled Wilderness. Overview It's May 3rd, 1864 -- Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant and Major General George Meade plan to move the 120,000 man Army of the Potomac is underway. They will move the Union War Machine under the cover of darkness, cross the Rapidan River far EAST of the Confederate Left Flank and make an end-run...

Duration:01:10:00

Overland.05: Plans Within Plans

9/29/2020
War Yankee - Overland Overland.05: Plans Within Plans Kyle Bondo focuses on General Meade's tactical plans to move the Army of the Potomac over the Rapidan River and around the Confederate flank. Overview It's April 1864 -- Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant has placed his command in the field with the largest arm of the Union War Machine -- The Army of the Potomac. With his Headquarters now in Culpeper, Grant begins coordinating with the other forces arrayed around the Confederacy...

Duration:00:58:39

Intelligence.01: Terms of Service

9/24/2020
War Yankee - Intelligence (Bonus) Intelligence.01: Terms of Service Kyle Bondo provides you with an intelligence report about how men become soldiers in the Union Army and how long they served. Overview It's May 4th, 1864 — You are a soldier in the Army of the Potomac marching towards the Rapidan River and into The Wilderness -- a 70-mile tract of thickets and dense forest that only a year before had been the location of this same armies defeat at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Before...

Duration:00:08:31

Overland.04: View From Cincinnati

9/15/2020
War Yankee - Overland Overland.04: View From Cincinnati Kyle Bondo focuses on Ulysses S. Grant’s choice to move his command into the field and join General George Meade and the Army of the Potomac in making preparations to enter The Wilderness. Overview It’s March 1864 — Newly promoted Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the newly formed United States Army, has decided to place his command in the field with the largest arm of the Union War Machine: The Army of the Potomac....

Duration:01:03:53

Overland.03: Center of the Storm

8/31/2020
War Yankee - Overland Overland.03: Center of the Storm Kyle Bondo focuses on Ulysses S. Grant, and how his promotion to Commander of the US Army is the shake-up Lincoln hopes will end the war. Overview It is May 1864, and President Lincoln has now promoted Ulysses S. Grant -- the hero of the Western Theater -- to the rank of Lieutenant General -- a rank only held in wartime by George Washington. Grant's task is to now lead the Union army against the Confederate rebels during the most...

Duration:00:53:17

Overland.02: Turning Point

8/24/2020
War Yankee - Overland Overland.02: Turning Point Kyle Bondo sets the stage for the Overland Campaign by exploring President Abraham Lincoln's stakes going into 1864. Overview It is March 1864, and President Lincoln is concerned. The first real victory in the East -- The Battle of Gettysburg -- is short-lived when General George Meade, Commander of the Army of the Potomac, fails to capture General Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia before they slip back into the Virginia wilderness....

Duration:00:43:45

Overland.01: Perspective

8/9/2020
War Yankee - Overland Overland.01: Perspective Kyle Bondo introduces War Yankee and how having a personal and family background in military history developed his Unionist perspective. Overview Greetings! I am Kyle M. Bondo and this War Yankee - Overland, my American Civil War history podcast that follows General Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the Potomac on its 47-day, 113-mile military campaign south from Culpeper to Petersburg, Virginia. As the first episode in this War Yankee...

Duration:00:26:49