ECW Podcast: Battling for the Bluegrass

The anniversary of the battle of Perryville was this week (October 8)—and we have a podcast about it!

ECW Chief Historian Cecily Nelson Zander and former Chief Historian Chris Kolakowski join host Chris Mackowski for a conversation about the 1862 battle. Kolakowski is the author of The Civil War at Perryville: Battling for the Bluegrass and a former site manager of the Perryville battlefield. Zander loves/hates Confederate general Braxton Bragg.

This episode of the Emerging Civil War Podcast is sponsored by Civil War Trails, the world’s largest open-air museum, offering more than 1,500 sites across six states. Request a brochure at to start planning your trip today.

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2 Responses to ECW Podcast: Battling for the Bluegrass

  1. I will admit I do not always listen to the podcasts but this one was the most informative and fascinating discussion. The mixture of political background and battlefield review has wetted my appetite for a second visit and a wish to increase my library to include Perryville. A suggested reading list would be much appreciated

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