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Civil War Veterans’ Homes

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/02/01Mar19-Confederate-Memorial-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)The Civil War ended in 1865…but how long did the veterans of that war live?  There is some controversy over…

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Care of Civil War Soldiers

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/02/28Feb19-Confederate-Memorial-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)Today veterans hospitals and retirement homes are common place, but in the years after the Civil War, grassroots efforts began…

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The Name and the Story Behind An Indiana Couple

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/05/01Jun18-Fountain-City-IN-Levi-Coffin-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Many fourth graders are required to study their states history.  If you live in Indiana you probably studied this name. …

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“Fair Trade” During the Civil War

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/05/31May18-Fountain-City-IN-Levi-Coffin-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Perhaps you’ve heard of “fair trade” products you can purchase in this country that guarantee the producers in developing nations…

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Carrying On Without Saying A Word

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/05/30May18-Fountain-City-IN-Levi-Coffin-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The work of the Underground Railroad needed to be secretive of course.  But it seems many in this town knew…

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The Secretive Work of the Couple From Fountain City

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/05/29May18-Fountain-City-IN-Levi-Coffin-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)In Fountain City, Indiana you will find an older brick home with quite a story.  If you step inside you’ll…

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A Small Chapter of the Civil War

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/09/29Sept17-Keokuk-Famous-People.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Whether you are a student of history or not, we each know something about the Civil War.  However, the next…

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The Surrender of Lee at Appomattox

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/09Apr15-Appamatox-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)After four years of Civil War the conflict had claimed over 630,000 lives.  It was time to begin the long…

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The Place Where the Final Chapter of the Civil War Began

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/08Apr15-Appamatox-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Most Americans know it as the place where the Civil War ended.  Although that is not technically true…it is still…

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President Lincoln at the Gettysburg Depot

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/11Jul14-Gettysburg-Depot-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)There was a mix of emotions when President Lincoln stepped onto the platform at this Gettysburg, Pennsylvania railroad depot.  There…

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A Historic Railroad Depot

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/10Jul14-Gettysburg-Depot-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Many communities have saved and then restored their old rail depots.  That’s the case for this small Pennsylvania town.  However,…

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A Chaplain in the Civil War

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/03Jul14-Gettysburg-Chaplain-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)In the fall of 1861, Father William Corby, a Notre Dame educated priest, not yet 30 years old, joined the…

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A Small Rock Marking a Big Impact

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/02Jul14-Gettysburg-Chaplain-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There are hundreds of monuments here at Gettysburg National Battlefield. Many times it’s difficult to know the story behind each…

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The Role of Chaplains in the Civil War

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/01Jul14-Gettysburg-Chaplain-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)If you are a student of the Civil War, you probably know some of the important names like Generals Lee…

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The Importance of Faith in Battle

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/30Jun14-Gettysburg-Chaplain-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)A soldier needs many resources in battle. One of those items is perhaps most important, yet intangible. It’s the importance…

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Overwhelming Dead in Gettysburg

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/03/07Apr14-Gettysburg-Shriver-House-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The numbers of dead and wounded soldiers and horses overwhelmed the population of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 1863.  It was up…

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The Impact of Gettysburg

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/03/04Apr14-Gettysburg-Shriver-House-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Most people who visit Gettysburg, Pennsylvania tour the battlefield and learn about the fighting that took place in the first…

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Getting Caught in the Battle of Gettysburg

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/03/03Apr14-Gettysburg-Shriver-House-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When the battle began here in Gettysburg, Hettie Shriver and her two young daughters left town and went to stay with…

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The 150th Annivesary of the Gettysburg Address

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/10/19Nov13-Gettysburg-150.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)Just four months after the Battle of Gettysburg, over 50,000 people came to that town for the dedication of a…

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Where’s Waldo?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/09/27Sep13-Waldo-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)A few years ago, you may remember the popular Where’s Waldo books that had kids searching for a man hidden…

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