Fateful Lightning 2.2

Oct 27, 2021

     Following the Battle of First Bull Run, the war’s center of gravity shifts westward to western Virginia (soon to become its own state), Kentucky, and Missouri. Though relatively obscure, these lesser engagements in the border states will play an oversized role in the larger conflict, bringing to the national stage two rising stars in the Union war effort: George B. McClellan and Ulysses S. Grant. Text by William Hillenbrand, narration by Dave Inglehart.