Aaron Good Chronicles Chapter 1: The Dead Female Union Soldier of Antietam
Aug 30 2017
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.