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The Battle of Boonville

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/06/Battle-of-Boonville.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)As you may know, we do all of our stories from the actual location where they occur. While we did…

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Famous, But Not for Fort Sumter

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/04/Fort-Sumter-2011.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)One hundred fifty years ago, Confederate forces fired on Fort Sumter. The man who returned fire for the Union, became…

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Attending a Civil War Reunion

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/02/02Oct09-Civil-War-Reunion-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 1.9MB)75 years after the Battle of Gettysburg, the veterans of the Civil War were still coming here for reunions……

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William Quantrill

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/01/William-Quantril.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 1.8MB)Mention the name William Quantrill in Kansas or Missouri, and you’re likely to get stories of Quantrill’s Raiders sweeping into…

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Posted in American Countryside Civil War National Battlefield National Park Service Podcast Virginia

The Battle of Cedar Creek

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/11/Cedar-Creek-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)There are nearly 400 national park sites in the United States. Today we visit one of the newest in the…

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Burning the Fields

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/11/Cedar-Creek-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)Farmer’s crops can fall prey to the elements of mother nature. Heat, hail, wind and much more can destroy a…

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Belle Grove Plantation

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/11/Belle-Grove-Plantation.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)Our history books tell us the south had many slave holding plantations in the years leading up to the Civil…

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The Freedom House

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/09/Freedom-House-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)I always enjoy the chance to explore Alexandria, Virginia. It’s a historic city and I recently happened upon a new…

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The Battle of New Market

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/09/Battle-of-New-Market-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)There was nothing left to do. A group of 15-21 year old students would be forced into battle if there…

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Gaining Control of the Breadbasket

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/09/Battle-of-New-Market-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley is one of the most scenic farming regions in the world. The fertile valley is flanked by…

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County Flags of the Civil War

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/07/Civil-War-Flags.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 940.2KB)In the days of the Civil War, many regiments consisted of men all from the same county. Each regiment had…

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The Spencer Rifle

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/07/Illinois-Military-Museum-Spencer-Rifle.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 941.4KB)Imagine you had invented a new type of rifle that could be helpful to the U.S. military. How would you…

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Freedman’s Village and Arlington National Cemetery

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/06/Section-27-Arlington-Cemetery-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 940.2KB)It was a village inside Arlington National Cemetery, a place where people found refuge during the Civil War. Here’s the…

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Arlington National Cemetery’s Section 27

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/06/Section-27-Arlington-Cemetery-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.8KB)Although most visitors to Arlington National Cemetery simply see the Tomb of the Unknowns and perhaps the JFK grave site,…

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Civil War Veterans Home

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/04/Confederate-Memorial-Home-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 945.5KB)The Civil War ended in 1865, but how long did the veterans of that war live? There is some controversy…

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Confederate Memorial Home

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/04/Confederate-Memorial-Home-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 949.0KB)Today veteran’s hospitals and retirement homes are common place, but in the years after the Civil War, grassroots efforts began…

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A Pony Express Sesquicentennial

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/04/Pony-Express-Anniversary.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 955.1KB)Horses are racing through the streets of St. Joseph, MO this weekend much like they did 150 years ago. It’s…

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The Events at Osawatamie, Kansas

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/03/John-Brown-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 954.1KB)The shots at Ft. Sumter in April of 1861 are often considered the first military action of the Civil War….

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The John Brown Historic Site

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/03/John-Brown-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 948.6KB)In the years just ahead of the Civil War, thousands of people came to Kansas ahead of a critical vote…

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The Birthplace of Stephen Douglas

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/09/Stephen-Douglas-Birthplace.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 948.8KB)Abraham Lincoln led the country through the Civil War, but it was this man who defeated him for the Senate…

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