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New research has discovered things about the battle that were never known before. Did a female Union soldier die there? Did a female Confederate soldier suffer the same fate? What role did Aaron Good play in finding both bodies? Join us as each week as we explore these new discoveries.

Antietam Anthologies Civil War Podcast Mark P. Brugh

    • Society & Culture

New research has discovered things about the battle that were never known before. Did a female Union soldier die there? Did a female Confederate soldier suffer the same fate? What role did Aaron Good play in finding both bodies? Join us as each week as we explore these new discoveries.

    Aaron Good Chronicles Chapter 3: The Dead Female Confederate Soldier of the Cornfield

    Aaron Good Chronicles Chapter 3: The Dead Female Confederate Soldier of the Cornfield

    Follow the Aaron Good Chronicles through Chapter 3, Part 1 as we learn about the eyewitness account of Private Mark Nickerson and men of the 10th Massachusetts as they find, then bury the remains of a female Confederate soldier whose body was found in the Cornfield. In Part 2, we pick up on the trail of Aaron Good as he helps find the field graves of Union and Confederate soldiers and helps shape the history of two separate cemeteries; One for Union soldiers, and years later, a cemetery for Confederate soldiers who died in the Antietam Campaign.

    • 41 min
    Aaron Good Chronicles Chapter 2: Other Reports of Female Union Dead at Antietam

    Aaron Good Chronicles Chapter 2: Other Reports of Female Union Dead at Antietam

    A chance research visit turns up evidence of a female Confederate soldier killed at Antietam. But this segment is still about a female Union Soldier. What other evidence supports that death? Did Sarah Emma Edmonds, a female soldier who served in the Union Army under disguise as a male named Franklin Thompson, actually witness the death of a female Union Soldier and bury her on the battlefield at Antietam? We'll examine the story, with pros and cons, and try to resolve how to move forward to try to identify Female Soldier Number One.
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    • 17 min
    Aaron Good Chronicles Chapter 1: The Dead Female Union Soldier of Antietam

    Aaron Good Chronicles Chapter 1: The Dead Female Union Soldier of Antietam

    Chapter 1 of the Aaron Good Chronicles podcast, The Dead Female Union Soldier of Antietam, describes Aaron's exhumations and identifications of bodies in the field graves of Antietam between September 1862 and June 1865. He went to work after the battle in September 1862 and began compiling a list of names and locations of graves. According to the Antietam National Cemetery Board of Trustees, Aaron Good was given credit for "giving so freely of his time in pursuit of truly humane and praiseworthy efforts." Recent research has revealed that Aaron Good was a wartime profiteer who sold information to persons trying to locate bodies in the fields around Sharpsburg.
    And another remarkable discovery about Aaron Good has come to light: In June 1865 Aaron Good discovered the remains of a female Union soldier.
    Continue listening to this interesting study of how Union and Confederate soldiers died, were buried, identified and re-interred, all with the help of a citizen of Sharpsburg named Aaron Good.
    Chapter 2: Anectdotal Reports of Female Union Soldiers Killed at Antietam will be published by Saturday, September 2. Follow our podcast series to be advised when new podcasts are published, and like our Facebook page for notices there. Don't forget you can write to us for our planned podcast "Hometown Civil War" to contribute articles about interesting Civil War events where you live, or about ancestors and relatives who participated in the enormous American conflict. 
     

    • 31 min
    The Aaron Good Chronicles: Introduction

    The Aaron Good Chronicles: Introduction

    The Aaron Good Chronicles examines the role of Sharpsburg farmhand Aaron Good. His contributions to identifying the dead of Antietam, locating field graves, and his participation in the efforts to remove the bodies from the battlefield to permanent cemeteries has never been historically scrutinized or fully understood. Listen to Sharpsburg Civil War historian M.P. Brugh peel back the full story and reveal the truth about his exploits. From selling information to people who would come to Sharpsburg to retrieve the remains of those sacrificed in battle, to the never before revealed to modern history story about Aaron Good's discovery of the remains of a female Union soldier in June 1865.
    You can follow along with pictures and images to help illustrate the podcast by going to the Facebook page for Antietam Anthologies Podcast. Try liking the page to be notified when new chapters and articles are published each week.
    This segment is the introduction to the Aaron Good Chrononicles. The rest of the story will follow in chapters until the story is complete, currently expected to be five chapters. The expected completion and publication of all chapters in The Aaron Good Chronicles should be in mid-September. 
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Customer Reviews

Scottyj73 ,

I love this podcast!!!

I visited Antietam 2 years ago and it's a place that always stays with you. I am greatful that I came across this podcast and will look forward to the hidden history of the place that you bring us every week.

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