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Our website is dedicated to Civil War Talk Radio (CWTR). CWTR is a weekly, hour long, intenet-based talk radio show hosted by Gerry Prokopowicz of East Carolina University. Each week, Gerry interviews leading historians, authors, enthusiasts, etc. on all things Civil War related. There are currently 396 Hours of interviews available for your listening pleasure. Use this site to view show information, download the MP3 files, listen to the MP3 files and get additional information on guests.


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Season 13 - Latest shows listed below.

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1332
Confederate Waterloo: The Battle of Five Forks, April 1, 1865 and the Controversy that Brought Down a General

Michael  McCarthy May 17, 2017

Michael McCarthy, author of "Confederate Waterloo: The Battle of Five Forks, April 1, 1865 and the Controversy that Brought Down a General"


1331
Civil War Trails, Inc.

Drew  Gruber May 10, 2017

Drew Gruber, Executive Director of Civil War Trails, Inc.


1330
This Hallowed Ground Tours

Gerry  Prokopowicz May 3, 2017

Gerry Prokopowicz takes us on a virtual tour of This Hallowed Ground Tours


1329
Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep and Dreams During the Civil War

Jonathan W.  White April 26, 2017

Jonathan W. White, author of "Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep and Dreams During the Civil War"


1328
Sex and the Civil War: Soldiers, Pornography, and the Making of American Morality

Judith  Giesberg April 19, 2017

Judy Giesberg, author of "Sex and the Civil War: Soldiers, Pornography, and the Making of American Morality"


1327
Chief Historian at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park & September Suspense: Lincoln's Union in Peril

Dennis  Frye April 12, 2017

Dennis Frye, of the National Park Service and author of "September Suspense: Lincoln's Union in Peril"


1326
Civil War Tokens

Scott  Hopkins April 5, 2017

Scott M. Hopkins joins Gerry to discuss Civil War Tokens.
Scott is an award winning author and expert numismatist. Scott has over 15 years experience in the hobby as well as the business side of investing in rare coins. His research has been published dozens of times in numismatic magazines and journals in both Canada and The United States. In addition, he has contributed to a number of books such as U.S. Civil War Token Store Cards 3rd Edition, Civil War Sutler Tokens & Scrip 2nd Edition, and most recently Q. David Bowers' Lost and Found: Coin Hoards and Treasures.


1325
Lincolns White House: The Peoples House in Wartime

James  Conroy March 29, 2017

James Conroy, author of "Lincolns White House: The Peoples House in Wartime"


1324
Citizen-officers: The Union and Confederate Volunteer Junior Officer Corps in the American Civil War

Andrew S.  Bledsoe March 15, 2017

Andrew S. Bledsoe, author of "Citizen-officers: The Union and Confederate Volunteer Junior Officer Corps in the American Civil War"


1323
With a Sword in One Hand and Jomini in the Other: The Problem of Military Thought in the Civil War North

Carol  Reardon March 1, 2017

Carol Reardon, author of "With a Sword in One Hand and Jomini in the Other: The Problem of Military Thought in the Civil War North"


1322
The Rivers Ran Backward: The Civil War and the Remaking of the American Middle Border

Christopher  Phillips February 22, 2017

Christopher Phillips, author of "The Rivers Ran Backward: The Civil War and the Remaking of the American Middle Border"


1321
Imperfect Union: A Father's Search for His Son in the Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg

Chuck  Raasch February 15, 2017

Chuck Raasch, author of "Imperfect Union: A Father's Search for His Son in the Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg"


1320
Damn Yankees!: Demonization and Defiance in the Confederate South

George  Rable February 8, 2017

George Rable, author of "Damn Yankees!: Demonization and Defiance in the Confederate South"


1319
Richmond Must Fall : The Richmond-Petersburg Campaign, October 1864

Hampton  Newsome February 1, 2017

Hampton Newsome, author of "Richmond Must Fall : The Richmond-Petersburg Campaign, October 1864"


1318
The Ghosts of Guerrilla Memory: How Civil War Bushwhackers Became Gunslingers in the American West

Matt  Hulbert January 25, 2017

Matt Hulbert, author of "The Ghosts of Guerrilla Memory: How Civil War Bushwhackers Became Gunslingers in the American West."


1317
Heroines of Mercy Street: The Real Nurses of the Civil War

Pamela  Toler January 18, 2017

Pamela Toler, author of "Heroines of Mercy Street: The Real Nurses of the Civil War"


1316
The Last Road North: A Guide to the Gettysburg Campaign, 1863

Dan  Welch January 11, 2017

Dan Welch, author of "The Last Road North: A Guide to the Gettysburg Campaign, 1863" (co-authored with Robert Orrison)


1315
Tales From the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era

Tiya  Miles December 14, 2016

Tiya Miles, author of "Tales From the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era"


1314
Faces of the Civil War Navies: An Album of Union and Confederate Sailors

Ronald S.  Coddington December 7, 2016

Ronald S. Coddington, author of "Faces of the Civil War Navies: An Album of Union and Confederate Sailors"


1313
Courageous Women of the Civil War: Soldiers, Spies, Medics, and More

M. R.  Cordell November 30, 2016

M. R. Cordell, author of "Courageous Women of the Civil War: Soldiers, Spies, Medics, and More"


1312
Guarding Greensboro: A Confederate Company in the Making of a Southern Community

G. Ward  Hubbs November 16, 2016

G. Ward Hubbs, author of "Guarding Greensboro: A Confederate Company in the Making of a Southern Community"


1311
Amiable Scoundrel: Simon Cameron, Lincolns Scandalous Secretary of War

Paul  Kahan November 9, 2016

Paul Kahan, author of "Amiable Scoundrel: Simon Cameron, Lincolns Scandalous Secretary of War"


1310
The Long Shadow of the Civil War & "Free State of Jones"

Victoria  Bynum November 2, 2016

Victoria Bynum, author of "The Long Shadow of the Civil War: Southern Dissent and Its Legacies" and the movie "Free State of Jones"


1309
Morgans Great Raid: The Remarkable Expedition from Kentucky to Ohio

David  Mowery October 26, 2016

David Mowery, author of "Morgans Great Raid: The Remarkable Expedition from Kentucky to Ohio"


1308
Lincolns Bold Lion: The Life and Times of Brigadier General Martin Davis Hardin

James  Huffstodt October 19, 2016

James Huffstodt, author of "Lincolns Bold Lion: The Life and Times of Brigadier General Martin Davis Hardin"


1307
The Confederate Press in the Crucible of the American Civil War

Debra Reddin  Van Tuyll October 12, 2016

Debra Reddin Van Tuyll, author of "The Confederate Press in the Crucible of the American Civil War"


1306
Patrick Henry Jones: Irish American, Civil War General, and Gilded Age Politician

Mark  Dunkelman October 5, 2016

Mark Dunkelman, author of "Patrick Henry Jones: Irish American, Civil War General, and Gilded Age Politician"


1305
The American Civil War Museum, Richmond

Cathy  Wright September 28, 2016

Cathy Wright, curator at The American Civil War Museum in Richmond, VA


1304
The Gentlemen and the Roughs: Violence, Honor, and Manhood in the Union Army

Lorien  Foote September 21, 2016

Lorien Foote, author of "The Gentlemen and the Roughs: Violence, Honor, and Manhood in the Union Army"


1303
A Long and Bloody Task: The Atlanta Campaign from Dalton through Kennesaw to the Chattahoochee

Stephen  Davis September 14, 2016

Stephen Davis, author of "A Long and Bloody Task: The Atlanta Campaign from Dalton through Kennesaw to the Chattahoochee, May 5-July 18, 1864"


1302
The Slaves Cause: A History of Abolition

Manisha  Sinha September 7, 2016

Manisha Sinha, author of "The Slaves Cause: A History of Abolition"


1301
The Civil War Trust

Garry  Adelman August 31, 2016

Garry Adelman, Director of History and Education at the Civil War Trust


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News from CWTR World HQ:

May 10, 2017
Scheduled guest:
Drew Gruber, Executive Director, Civil War Trails, Inc.

May 17, 2017
Scheduled guest:
Michael McCarthy, Confederate Waterloo: The Battle of Five Forks, April 1, 1865 and the Controversy that Brought Down a General

May 24, 2017
Scheduled guest:
no live show - on the road with "This Hallowed Ground" Stephen Ambrose Tours

May 31, 2017
Scheduled guest:
David Powell, Barren Victory: The Retreat in Chattanooga, the Confederate Pursuit, and the Aftermath of the Battle, September 21 to October 20, 1863

Jun 7, 2017
Scheduled guest:
Kevin McCarthy, "The Better Angels of Our Nature" jazz project
Brian McCarthy Jazz

Jun 14, 2017
Scheduled guest:
Timothy B. Smith, Grant Invades Tennessee: The 1862 Battles for Forts Henry and Donelson

Jun 21, 2017
Scheduled guest:
no live show - returning from Augusta, Georgia CWRT.

Jun 28, 2017
Scheduled guest:
Summer hiatus starts - next live show August 30, 2017