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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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Remembering the Civil War in Atlanta

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/08/13Aug13-Atlanta-Cyclorama-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)It’s been over a century and a half since the beginning of the U.S. Civil War, yet many Americans are…

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Civil War Deaths Off the Battlefield

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/07/26Jul13-Civil-War-Medicine-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.7MB)Many soldiers died in the Civil War to things uncommon today. Simple adjustments in sanitation and cleanliness were a big part…

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Raising the Civil War Death Toll

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/07/25Jul13-Civil-War-Medicine-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.7MB)In recent years, the casualty estimates from the Civil War have been raised. Joe Houts says there’s a good reason for…

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Medicine in the Civil War

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/07/24Jul13-Civil-War-Medicine-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.7MB)Most of us would do good just to know the name of our great, great grandfather. Joe Houts not only knows…

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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

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/07/05Jul13-Gettysburg-Christian-Commission.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.7MB)When a soldier heads to battle, there are many organizations that volunteer their services to help he or she and…

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Gettysburg Week: Guiding Us Through History

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/07/04Jul13-Gettysburg-Guide.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.7MB)He’s shared his knowledge with joint chiefs of staff, ambassadors and other high ranking government officials. But when you lead…

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Scenic Route: Supporting the Troops Before the USO

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/07/ScenicRoute-011.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 14:09 — 13.0MB)Before the USO was sending Bob Hope overseas, a little-known organization went to the war front to support soldiers in…

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Scenic Route: Gettysburg Remembered

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/07/ScenicRoute-010.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 16:25 — 15.0MB)As America celebrates the anniversary of its founding, it also celebrates the 150th anniversary of one of its most important…

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Gettysburg Week: The Man Behind the “Charge”

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/07/03Jul13-Gettysburg-Pickett.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.7MB)He is perhaps the most famous name to fight at the battle of Gettysburg. His leadership on the battlefield has…

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Gettysburg Week: What a Way to Spend Retirement

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/07/02Jul13-Gettysburg-Burns.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.7MB)Imagine hitting the age to retire and then deciding to go volunteer for the army. That is what John Burns…

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Gettysburg Week: The General (Most of) America Forgot

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/06/01Jul13-Gettysburg-Meade.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.7MB)In the three days leading up to Indpendence Day, 1863, Americans waged the greatest of battles against one another at…

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Beefing Up the Hulls of Ships

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/03/22Mar13-Tennessee-River-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)Necessity is the mother of invention.  When the Civil War began, it was relatively easy to sink wooden ships, so…

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Monks and the Civil War

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/10/New-Mellary-Abbey-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)Who helped supply the Union army’s depot in Galena, Illinois during the Civil War? The monks at this abbey, of…

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Die or Betray a Friend?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/09/Sam-Davis-2011-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)Sam Davis had an important choice to make. His decision would determine if he would live or be hung…..

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A Story Everyone from Tennessee Knows by Heart

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/09/Sam-Davis-2011-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)His job was to use his stealth to maneuver through enemy lines and gather as much information as possible for…

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Cape Girardeau: Civil War History

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/06/Cape-Girardeau-Civil-War.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 1.4MB)Civil War engineers were simply running out of names, but that doesn’t mean the forts here were not important.  It’s…

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