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Lessons from Gettysburg That Save Lives Today

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/07Sep20-Civil-War-Medicine-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It is a place that uses the lessons of Gettysburg to save lives in places like Iraq and Afghanistan –…

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The Civil War Medicine Museum

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/04Sep20-Civil-War-Medicine-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There are many museums dedicated to the Civil War, but this one covers a unique aspect that fascinates many visitors. …

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Biting a Bullet to East the Pain

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/03Sep20-Civil-War-Medicine-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some people think Civil War medicine involved a saw and a patient biting a bullet to ease the pain.  The…

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A Presidential Retreat

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/06/12Jun20-Catoctin-Mountain-Park-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)People have long recognized this place as a prime spot to get away from it all. During the term of…

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A One-time Disaster Area

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/06/11Jun20-Catoctin-Mountain-Park-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There was a time when these hills were a seeming disaster area. Fires and erosion had driven farmers from the…

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The Aftermath of Antietam

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/01/03Feb20-Antietam-National-Battlefield-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Even by today’s standards the cost of this battle was staggering.  It was a twelve hour conflict that saw a…

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From Harvest Fields to Cemetery

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/01/31Jan20-Antietam-National-Battlefield-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)These fields were filled with ears of corn nearing the harvest during September.  The kernels would never be shelled though. …

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Holding the Enemy’s Plan of Attack

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/01/30Jan20-Antietam-National-Battlefield-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine going into battle and having the enemy’s plan of attack in your hands.  It sounds like it would not…

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The Hominy Club

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/11/22Nov19-William-Paca-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine a country with opposing sides that struggled to understand one another, let alone get along.  It’s not a new…

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The Origins of William Paca

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/11/20Nov19-Unionville-Plane-Crash-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)His name is William Paca, and although most American can’t tell you much about this signer of the Declaration of…

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The Phoenix Shot Tower

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/03/21Mar19-Phoenix-Shot-Tower-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When the Phoenix Shot Tower was constructed in 1828, it was the tallest building in the nation.  It still stands…

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The Tallest Building In America (in 1828)

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/03/20Mar19-Phoenix-Shot-Tower-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It was the tallest building in the country in 1828…a skyscraper of its day.  We’ll go there and take a…

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One of the Youngest to Sign the Declaration of Independence

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/11/05Dec18-Thomas-Stone-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)He was one of the youngest men to the sign the Declaration of Independence.  He was also the first to…

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A Man Named Thomas Stone

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/11/04Dec18-Thomas-Stone-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)When you think of the men behind the Declaration of Indpendence you don’t think of people like Thomas Stone.  However,…

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Volunteers Helping Others in Tragedies

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/22May17-Clara-Barton-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today we see these volunteers helping others around the world after natural disasters and other tragedies.  It all began with…

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One of the Most Recognized Organizations

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/19May17-Clara-Barton-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Today it is one of the most recognized organizations helping those in need…and its story began with one women helping…

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The Sailing Capitol of the United States

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/12/14Mar14-Annapolis.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It is known as the sailing capitol of the United States. It also happens to be a state capitol, a…

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Five Places to Find Columbus in the New World Today

In Fourteen Hundred and Ninety Two, Columbus sailed the Ocean Blue. And ever since, people have been building monuments to him. In fact, one Internet…

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Charles Carroll

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/06/Charles-Carroll-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 945.9KB)Of those who signed the Declaration of Independence, this man was the only one to sign more than just his…

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Annapolis, Maryland

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/03/Annapolis.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 955.9KB)It is known as the sailing capitol of the United States. It also happens to be a state capitol, a…

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