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War Yankee

Greetings! 👋 I am Kyle M. Bondo – The War Yankee – Creator of the American Civil War podcast about Grant’s March South to Petersburg.

In 1864, the Union entered its fourth year of war against the Confederacy succession. President Abraham Lincoln has fired yet another General and promoted Ulysses S. Grant — Hero of Vicksburg — to General-in-Chief of the entire Union Army. Without delay, Grant forms a new aggressive strategy that will not only take the fight to the enemy but see him command the Army of the Potomac in the field.

Join me, US Navy veteran Kyle Bondo, as I follow the history of Grant’s Overland Campaign from Culpeper to Petersburg, Virginia, in my American Civil War podcast War Yankee. Learn what it took General Ulysses S. Grant and the soldiers of the Army of the Potomac to survive 40+ days of continuous warfare against the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in 1864. War Yankee – Overland is a history podcast presented by Gagglepod, the little studio I co-founded with my best friend, Tim Brien.

Every episode is a work of passion that requires a lot of coffee. I research, read, visit, host, mix, edit, and produce every episode myself. I would greatly appreciate it if you could do two things for me:

1. Send me a quick note of encouragement to This keeps me going when times get tough!

2. If you enjoy this podcast, please consider supporting the show by buying me a cup of coffee (or two)!

Thank you!

Dec 31, 2020

War Yankee - Update

More Episodes Coming in January 2021

Kyle Bondo wishes you a Happy New Year and gives you a brief update on what is coming up on War Yankee - Overland in January 2021.

About War Yankee - Overland

An American Civil War history podcast hosted by Kyle M. Bondo that follows the Overland Campaign led by...

Nov 27, 2020

War Yankee - Overland

Overland.09: Defiant Blue Knot

Kyle Bondo starts to explore the first critical events of the Battle of the Wilderness as the Army of the Potomac discovers rebel forces that threaten to cut their army in half.


It's the mid-morning of May 5th, 1864 -- The Army of the Potomac has now...

Nov 7, 2020

War Yankee - Overland

Overland.08: We Will Fight Here

Kyle Bondo explores the unforeseen events that transpire in The Wilderness during the early morning hours of May 5th, 1864.


It's dawn on May 5th, 1864 -- Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, Major General George Meade, and the Army of the Potomac have spent...

Nov 5, 2020

War Yankee - Overland

Overland.07: Clouded Yankee Minds

Kyle Bondo details the Army of the Potomac's first night in The Wilderness and how clouded judgments will lead to trouble in the morning.


It's May 4th, 1864 -- Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant and Major General George Meade have moved the vast Army of...

Nov 4, 2020

War Yankee - Intelligence (Bonus)

Intelligence.04: Ring Knockers

Kyle Bondo explores the Union Army officers and how they were selected for leadership positions within Grant’s Army of the Potomac.


It's May 1864, You are an officer in the Army of the Potomac during the first week of the Overland Campaign...