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"A Glittering Lie" — The True Battle of Shiloh

Introduction to the Civil War

Tags U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

04/18/2019Chris Calton

Season 3, Episode 53

"Professor CJ" of the Dangerous History Podcast joins Chris Calton to tell the story of Shiloh from the perspective of two soldiers, from their own personal memoirs of the battle. One story follows the experiences of Henry Morton Stanley, a twenty-one-year-old Confederate. The other story involves the sixteen-year-old John Cockerill, a Union drummer boy. These two eloquently written memoirs illustrate the true history of the Civil War better than any account of officer deaths or battlefield tactics.

Chris Calton recounts the controversial history of the Civil War. You may support this podcast financially at Mises.org/SupportHC. Subscribe today at Spotify, Google Play, iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, or via RSS.

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Chris Calton

Chris Calton is a 2018 Mises Institute Research Fellow and an economic historian. He is writer and host of the Historical Controversies podcast.

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