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Battles and Banter: A Relaxed Military History Podcast

Dec 23, 2021

On the final BnB episode of 2021, Avery & Codie are joined by recurring guest host Ryan Quint to discuss one of the lesser known battles of the American Civil War. On December 20, 1861, the Confederate forces under General J.E.B. Stuart collided with a brigade of Pennsylvania Reserves at the small village of Dranesville...


Dec 11, 2021

For Battles & Banter's 80th episode, the guys are taking a look at the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 80 years later. On December 7, 1941, the airmen of the Japanese Imperial Navy attacked the U.S. Pacific Fleet and the surrounding instillations of Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu. Avery & Codie are joined by...


Nov 21, 2021

On this episode of Battles & Banter, Avery and Codie continue the Petersburg Campaign series with the long-awaited third installment. The guys take on the months that followed the Battle of The Crater leading all the way to the Presidential Election of 1864 in November. Actions at the Weldon Railroad, New...


Nov 13, 2021

On this episode of Battles & Banter, Avery is joined by his good friend and Civil War historian, Ryan Quint, to discuss the first combat action for Ulysses S. Grant during the American Civil War: The Battle of Belmont. One of the more overlooked and misunderstood actions of the war, Belmont served as the first taste of...


Oct 24, 2021

On this episode of Battles and Banter, Avery, Codie & Tony reunite after a brief hiatus to discuss one of the smaller engagements of the American Civil War that ended up having deeper repercussions for how the Union high command conducted themselves during military campaigns, specifically the heavily politicized Union...