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Remembering the Civil War in Atlanta

It’s been over a century and a half since the beginning of the U.S. Civil War, yet many Americans are still fascinated by the battles,…

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Civil War Deaths Off the Battlefield

Many soldiers died in the Civil War to things uncommon today. Simple adjustments in sanitation and cleanliness were a big part of that story. Today we take…

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Raising the Civil War Death Toll

In recent years, the casualty estimates from the Civil War have been raised. Joe Houts says there’s a good reason for it, and his great-great grandfather’s…

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Medicine in the Civil War

Most of us would do good just to know the name of our great, great grandfather. Joe Houts not only knows his name, but could write…

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Video: St. Joe’s Early Entrepreneur

The latest American Countryside video features St. Joseph, Missouri, and one of its early entrepreneurs. William Wyeth helped outfit settlers as they headed west from…

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Gettysburg Week: Supporting the Soldiers

When a soldier heads to battle, there are many organizations that volunteer their services to help he or she and their families. During the Civil…

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Gettysburg Week: Guiding Us Through History

He’s shared his knowledge with joint chiefs of staff, ambassadors and other high ranking government officials. But when you lead tours here, some of the…

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Scenic Route: Supporting the Troops Before the USO

Before the USO was sending Bob Hope overseas, a little-known organization went to the war front to support soldiers in the Civil War. John Wega…

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Scenic Route: Gettysburg Remembered

As America celebrates the anniversary of its founding, it also celebrates the 150th anniversary of one of its most important battles — the Civil War…

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Gettysburg Week: The Man Behind the “Charge”

He is perhaps the most famous name to fight at the battle of Gettysburg. His leadership on the battlefield has made his name immortal, but…

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Gettysburg Week: What a Way to Spend Retirement

Imagine hitting the age to retire and then deciding to go volunteer for the army. That is what John Burns did. The military rejected him…

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Gettysburg Week: The General (Most of) America Forgot

In the three days leading up to Indpendence Day, 1863, Americans waged the greatest of battles against one another at Gettysburg. So on the 150th…

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Beefing Up the Hulls of Ships

Necessity is the mother of invention.  When the Civil War began, it was relatively easy to sink wooden ships, so both sides immediately began beefing…

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Monks and the Civil War

Who helped supply the Union army’s depot in Galena, Illinois during the Civil War? The monks at this abbey, of course. Their work is why…

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Die or Betray a Friend?

Sam Davis had an important choice to make. His decision would determine if he would live or be hung….. SharePrintEmail

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A Story Everyone from Tennessee Knows by Heart

His job was to use his stealth to maneuver through enemy lines and gather as much information as possible for his own army.  His story…

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Cape Girardeau: Civil War History

Civil War engineers were simply running out of names, but that doesn’t mean the forts here were not important.  It’s a place where the Union…

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The Battle of Boonville

As you may know, we do all of our stories from the actual location where they occur. While we did travel to this town, our…

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Famous, But Not for Fort Sumter

One hundred fifty years ago, Confederate forces fired on Fort Sumter. The man who returned fire for the Union, became far more famous for something…

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Attending a Civil War Reunion

75 years after the Battle of Gettysburg, the veterans of the Civil War were still coming here for reunions…… SharePrintEmail

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