A Monstrous Tongue of Flame

Published:December 21, 2017 by Brendan Wolfe

In Season 2, Episode 2, of Not Even Past, host Brendan Wolfe remembers one of the strangest and most heartbreaking of Civil War battles: the Battle of the Crater. It began with the largest explosion to date in the Western Hemisphere and ended with a massacre. Wolfe and producer Miranda Bennett also interview Emmanuel Dabney, of the National Park Service, who talks about what happened at the battle’s anniversary reunion.

IMAGE: The Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Va. (Digital Commonwealth)