This morning, segments of an interview I did with WCRF morning host Mark Zimmerman aired on WCRF, 103.3 FM, the Moody Radio affiliate in Cleveland. While part 1 aired this morning at 6 and again at 8, parts 2 and 3 will air tomorrow and Friday mornings, again first at 6 and again at 8.
Mark, or Mr. Z as I have known him for quite awhile now, is a good friend of mine, and we have been neighbors for many years. He and I recorded the interview the week before I left for Antietam after taking in an afternoon Indians game (they lost unfortunately). We covered several topics in the interview, including my family story and interest in Antietam and the Civil War, Ohio soldiers who served during the war, and most importantly, the religious history of the Civil War. The interviews are a part of a week long series of segments where Mark has been talking about the American Civil War in commemoration of Memorial Day and the conflict's 150th anniversary.
Here is a link to the Moody Radio Cleveland webpage, where today's program and interview have been archived: Moody Radio Cleveland--Morning Program for May 25 You can find the audio of my interview, as well as a link to this blog, by simply looking for my name.
I will post links to the audio for the segments which will air tomorrow and Friday as well. If you interested in listening live for either day, you can go to the Moody Radio homepage http://www.moodyradiocleveland.fm/. On the homepage, simply click "Listen Live" underneath the header "What's Playing Now" on the left side of the page. If you have trouble, there is a heading at the top of the page titled "Listen Online" which gives you more listening options.
Hope you enjoy!
Our Country's Fiery Ordeal
A blog about the American Civil War, written and maintained by historian Daniel J. Vermilya, author of The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (History Press, 2014) and James Garfield and the Civil War (History Press, 2015)
Dedicated to my great-great-great grandfather, Private Ellwood Rodebaugh, Company D, 106th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, killed at the Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862.
"And may an Overuling Providence continue to cause good to come out of evil, justice to be done to all men where injustice has long prevailed, and finally, peace, quiet, and harmony to come out of this terrible confrontation and our country's fiery ordeal." -- Albert Champlin, 105th Ohio, Diary entry of June 19, 1864 (Western Reserve Historical Society)