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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!

Sep 29, 2020

War Yankee - Overland

Overland.05: Plans Within Plans

Kyle Bondo focuses on General Meade's tactical plans to move the Army of the Potomac over the Rapidan River and around the Confederate flank.


It's April 1864 -- Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant has placed his command in the field with the largest arm of...

Sep 24, 2020

War Yankee - Intelligence (Bonus)

Intelligence.01: Terms of Service

Kyle Bondo provides you with an intelligence report about how men become soldiers in the Union Army and how long they served.


It's May 4th, 1864 — You are a soldier in the Army of the Potomac marching towards the Rapidan River and into The...

Sep 15, 2020

War Yankee - Overland

Overland.04: View From Cincinnati

Kyle Bondo focuses on Ulysses S. Grant’s choice to move his command into the field and join General George Meade and the Army of the Potomac in making preparations to enter The Wilderness.


It’s March 1864 — Newly promoted Lieutenant General Ulysses...