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Civil War Collection

There are stories of bravery and sacrifice, honor and cowardice, desperation and hope from both sides of the conflict.

24 old time radio show recordings
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"There Stands Jackson"



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Civil War

More than participation and victory in WWII, even more than the Revolutionary War, the American Civil War shaped the modern United States.

The "Question of Slavery", considered the cause of the War, had been neatly sidestepped by the founding Fathers and the Framers of the Constitution. The fragile early Union of States and the winning of the Revolution had to be the priority; even then the greatest minds among the Patriots recognized that the issue could tear the States asunder.

Ulysses GrantThe economics of Slavery were turning. The invention of the Cotton Gin increased the amount of cotton that could be processed and increased the demand for slave labor to grow it. Slavery was anathema to people in states where it was not practiced. Polarization between the states over the issue was also demographic; in the South, where 95% of African-Americans lived, they comprised nearly one third of the population. In the North they were barely 1% of the population, and then mostly in the larger cities. Emancipation was therefore thought to be a thing to be feared in the South.

The Civil War was the first Industrialized War; use of telegraph, railroads, steam ships and mass produced weapon by both sides set the pattern for future European and Asian Wars. Total War, as demonstrated by Sherman's March through Georgia, and the trench warfare of the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign would be a foreshadow of the first World War.

The Industrialization of the Destruction brings home its futility. Because the American Civil War often pitted neighbor against neighbor, even brother against brother, it is filled with great drama, both real and imagined.

Civil War FlagThere are stories of bravery and sacrifice, honor and cowardice, desperation and hope from both sides of the conflict. Every medium has been a format for these stories, and radio is no exception. This is very well chronicled in the article "Civil War in Old Time Radio" by Tim DeForest. In addition to the episodes referenced in the civil war article, the Civil War Collection includes:

  • Studio One rendition of "The Red Badge of Courage"
  • Vincent Price helps to tell the story of assassin John Wilkes Booth in the rare recordings, The Thirteenth Juror
  • You Are There gives us a News Report of the Battle of Bull Run
  • Cavalcade of America gives us a dramatization of a meeting between Lincoln and the Vice President of the Confederacy in "With Malice Towards None"
  • Tennessee Jed in "Dalton Wants to Renew the Civil War" reminds us that the American Western legend took place between the end of the Civil War and the Battle of Wounded Knee.

See also: Abraham Lincoln Collection.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    24 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 11 hours, 55 min
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      24 shows - total playtime 11 hours 55 minutes
      1. American Portraits 510731 Ep4 There Stands Jackson.mp3
      2. Anthology 550213 50 Salute To Lincoln.mp3
      3. Calv 460114 462 Venture In Silk Hat.mp3
      4. Calv 520212 731 With Malice Toward None.mp3
      5. CBSRW 570303 55 Ballad of Iron Horse.mp3
      6. Crime Classics 531209 e24 Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.mp3
      7. Escape 471210 018 An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge.mp3
      8. Fort Laramie 561007 Galvanized Yankee.mp3
      9. Ft 501129 197 Clown.mp3
      10. Gunsmoke 531226 088 The Guitar.mp3
      11. LR 530209 2355 Conference W General Lee.mp3
      12. Mr President 481031 071 Abraham Lincoln.mp3
      13. NBC UT 490508 039 Red Badge Of Courage.mp3
      14. Studio One 470610 07 Red Badge Of Courage.mp3
      15. Suspense 571215 729 An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.mp3
      16. Tennesse Jed 451226 Dalton Wants to Renew Civil War.mp3
      17. Thirteenth Juror 490423 What Happened John Wilkes Boothe.mp3
      18. You Are There 470707 01 Assassination Of Lincoln.mp3
      19. You Are There 480222 19 The Battle Of Gettysburg.mp3
      20. You Are There 480404 24 The Monitor And The Merrimac.mp3
      21. You Are There 481003 44 The First Battle Of Bull Run.mp3
      22. You Are There 481107 49 Lee Grant At Appomattox.mp3
      23. You Are There 490522 77 Bombardment Of Fort Sumpter.mp3
      24. You Are There 490905 79 Capture of John Wilkes Booth.mp3
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    24 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 11 hours, 55 min
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      24 shows - total playtime 11 hours 55 minutes
      1. American Portraits 510731 Ep4 There Stands Jackson.mp3
      2. Anthology 550213 50 Salute To Lincoln.mp3
      3. Calv 460114 462 Venture In Silk Hat.mp3
      4. Calv 520212 731 With Malice Toward None.mp3
      5. CBSRW 570303 55 Ballad of Iron Horse.mp3
      6. Crime Classics 531209 e24 Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.mp3
      7. Escape 471210 018 An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge.mp3
      8. Fort Laramie 561007 Galvanized Yankee.mp3
      9. Ft 501129 197 Clown.mp3
      10. Gunsmoke 531226 088 The Guitar.mp3
      11. LR 530209 2355 Conference W General Lee.mp3
      12. Mr President 481031 071 Abraham Lincoln.mp3
      13. NBC UT 490508 039 Red Badge Of Courage.mp3
      14. Studio One 470610 07 Red Badge Of Courage.mp3
      15. Suspense 571215 729 An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.mp3
      16. Tennesse Jed 451226 Dalton Wants to Renew Civil War.mp3
      17. Thirteenth Juror 490423 What Happened John Wilkes Boothe.mp3
      18. You Are There 470707 01 Assassination Of Lincoln.mp3
      19. You Are There 480222 19 The Battle Of Gettysburg.mp3
      20. You Are There 480404 24 The Monitor And The Merrimac.mp3
      21. You Are There 481003 44 The First Battle Of Bull Run.mp3
      22. You Are There 481107 49 Lee Grant At Appomattox.mp3
      23. You Are There 490522 77 Bombardment Of Fort Sumpter.mp3
      24. You Are There 490905 79 Capture of John Wilkes Booth.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    24 recordings on 13 Audio CDs
    total playtime 11 hours, 55 min

    Disc A001

    1. Tennesse Jed 451226 Dalton Wants to Renew Civil War
    2. Calv 460114 462 Venture In Silk Hat

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    Disc A002

    1. Studio One 470610 07 Red Badge Of Courage

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    Disc A003

    1. You Are There 470707 01 Assassination Of Lincoln
    2. Escape 471210 018 An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge

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    Disc A004

    1. You Are There 480222 19 The Battle Of Gettysburg
    2. You Are There 480404 24 The Monitor And The Merrimac

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    Disc A005

    1. You Are There 481003 44 The First Battle Of Bull Run
    2. Mr President 481031 071 Abraham Lincoln

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    Disc A006

    1. You Are There 481107 49 Lee Grant At Appomattox
    2. Thirteenth Juror 490423 What Happened John Wilkes Boothe

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    Disc A007

    1. NBC UT 490508 039 Red Badge Of Courage

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    Disc A008

    1. You Are There 490522 77 Bombardment Of Fort Sumpter
    2. You Are There 490905 79 Capture of John Wilkes Booth

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    Disc A009

    1. Ft 501129 197 Clown
    2. American Portraits 510731 Ep4 There Stands Jackson

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    Disc A010

    1. Calv 520212 731 With Malice Toward None
    2. LR 530209 2355 Conference W General Lee

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    Disc A011

    1. Crime Classics 531209 e24 Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    2. Gunsmoke 531226 088 The Guitar

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    Disc A012

    1. Anthology 550213 50 Salute To Lincoln
    2. Fort Laramie 561007 Galvanized Yankee

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    Disc A013

    1. CBSRW 570303 55 Ballad of Iron Horse
    2. Suspense 571215 729 An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

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