Virginia History with Rick Britton: Rick’s Top Five Civil War Movies

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Jan 222012
 

Virginia History with Rick Britton

Airing on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, CPN’s Dan Gould talks with local award-winning historian and cartographer, Rick Britton about a wide range of subjects from Virginia’s colorful 18th and 19th centuries.

In this episode, Rick shares his top five Civil War movies. Is yours on Rick’s list? Listen in to find out.

This is the final episode for this series.

Virginia History with Rick Britton: Civil War Blockade Runners

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Jan 082012
 

Virginia History with Rick Britton

Airing on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, CPN’s Dan Gould talks with local award-winning historian and cartographer, Rick Britton about a wide range of subjects from Virginia’s colorful 18th and 19th centuries.

In this episode, Dan talks to Rick about the Federal naval blockades in the American Civil War and how the South found ways to run them. Blockade running was so profitable that a Southern captain could afford to loose his ship after only two runs. Learn why blockade runners never fired on Federal ships. In answer to Dan’s question, 16 knots is approximately 18 miles per hour.

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Virginia History with Rick Britton: Civil War Christmas

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Dec 252011
 

Virginia History with Rick Britton

Airing on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, CPN’s Dan Gould talks with local award-winning historian and cartographer, Rick Britton about a wide range of subjects from Virginia’s colorful 18th and 19th centuries.

In this, our special Christmas day episode, Dan talks to Rick about Christmas and the American Civil War and how some of the iconic Christmas images we know today were created during this period. Learn how soldiers looked forward to receiving a Christmas package from home and how they were sometimes disappointed.

Rick’s book, “Jefferson, A Monticello Sampler”, described in this podcast, is available here.

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Virginia History with Rick Britton: The Cat That Would Not Boil

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Dec 112011
 

Virginia History with Rick Britton

Airing on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, CPN’s Dan Gould talks with local award-winning historian and cartographer, Rick Britton about a wide range of subjects from Virginia’s colorful 18th and 19th centuries.

In this episode, Dan talks to Rick about how a Civil War army on the move fed itself. Learn about the “mess”, the basic cooking unit of a marching army, and about “the cat that would not boil”.

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Virginia History with Rick Britton: Cities on the Move

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Nov 272011
 

Virginia History with Rick Britton

Airing on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, CPN’s Dan Gould talks with local award-winning historian and cartographer, Rick Britton about a wide range of subjects from Virginia’s colorful 18th and 19th centuries.

In this episode, Dan talks to Rick about how a marching Civil War army was like a city on the move. Learn how soldiers coped with the boredom of long marches and about the instant “cities” that sprang up when they ended.

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Virginia History with Rick Britton: Walking Pickett’s Charge

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Nov 132011
 

Virginia History with Rick Britton

Airing on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, CPN’s Dan Gould talks with with local award-winning historian and cartographer, Rick Britton about a wide range of subjects from Virginia’s colorful 18th and 19th centuries.

In this episode, Dan talks to Rick by telephone as he walks historic Pickett’s charge, the climatic conclusion to the Civil War’s Battle of Gettysburg. Roughly 1/2 of the 440 soldiers from Charlottesville and Albemarle were killed or wounded in just one hour. Our podcast was recorded on October 28, 2011.

Join us next time on Sunday November 27, 2011 when Rick will talk about life on the road for a Civil War soldier.

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Virginia History with Rick Britton: Fighting Shoulder to Shoulder

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Oct 232011
 

Virginia History with Rick Britton

Airing on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, CPN’s Dan Gould talks with with local award-winning historian and cartographer, Rick Britton about a wide range of subjects from Virginia’s colorful 18th and 19th centuries.

In this episode, Dan and Rick continue their discussion of what it was like to be a member of the infantry during the American Civil War. Learn why soldiers fought shoulder to shoulder even though doing so often increased the number of casualties.

Join us next time on Sunday November 13, 2011 when Rick will speak to us from the fields of Gettysburg.

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Virginia History with Rick Britton: Infantrymen in the Civil War Part 3

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Oct 092011
 

The Charlottesville Podcasting Network is pleased to offer this exclusive all new series with local award-winning historian and cartographer, Rick Britton. Airing on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, CPN’s Dan Gould talks with Rick about a wide range of subjects from Virginia’s colorful 18th and 19th centuries.

In this, the forth episode of this new series, Dan and Rick continue their discussion of what it was like to be a member of the infantry during the American Civil War. Learn why commanders sometimes limited the use of a soldier’s ammunition in order to win a battle.

For information on all of Rick Britton’s lecture and tour series contact Charlottesville’s Senior Center Inc at (434) 974-6538

The Charlottesville Podcasting Network features many of Rick Britton’s history series. Click here for a complete list.

Virginia History with Rick Britton: Infantrymen in the Civil War Part 2

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Sep 252011
 

The Charlottesville Podcasting Network is pleased to offer this exclusive all new series with local award-winning historian and cartographer, Rick Britton. Airing on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, I’ll talk with Rick about a wide range of subjects from Virginia’s colorful 18th and 19th centuries.

In this, the third episode of this new series, learn why 8.5 million Americans would be killed if the Civil War was waged today. For information on all of Rick Britton’s lecture and tour series contact Charlottesville’s Senior Center Inc at (434) 974-6538

The Charlottesville Podcasting Network features many of Rick Britton’s history series. Click here for a complete list.

Virginia History with Rick Britton: Infantrymen in the Civil War

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Sep 112011
 

The Charlottesville Podcasting Network is pleased to offer this exclusive all new series with local award-winning historian and cartographer, Rick Britton. Airing on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, I’ll talk with Rick about a wide range of subjects from Virginia’s colorful 18th and 19th centuries.

In this, the second episode of this new series, learn why infantrymen in the Civil War sometimes discarded their pistols and bayonets before a battle. For information on all of Rick Britton’s lecture and tour series contact Charlottesville’s Senior Center Inc. at (434) 974-6538.

The Charlottesville Podcasting Network netcasts many of Rick Britton’s history series. Click here for a complete list.

Virginia History with Rick Britton

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Aug 282011
 

Virginia History with Rick Britton

The Charlottesville Podcasting Network is pleased to begin an exclusive all new series with local award-winning historian and cartographer, Rick Britton. Airing on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, I’ll talk with Rick about a wide range of subjects from Virginia’s colorful historic past.

In this, the series premiere, we begin with a quick run down of the topics we hope to cover in the coming weeks. The episode concludes with a sneak preview of Rick’s new lecture series “Virginia History 201” which starts Sept 8, 2011, at Charlottesville’s Senior Center Inc. For tickets please contact the Senior Center at (434) 974-6538.