Boston Corbett

Photo by Mathew Brady, Library of Congress.
A special episode of Stories for you today!

As we’ve mentioned, we have a new podcast in which Steve Gilly and Gena Gilly tell stories of the history of not just Appalachia, but all of America, and beyond. I wanted to give those of you who subscribe to Stories a chance to hear our new venture and subscribe to it.

It’s called “The Untold History” and you can find the website at Please take the time to check it out. Now, on to this special podcast:

History records that Sergeant Boston Corbett of the U.S. Army was the man who shot John Wilkes Booth as the barn he was holding out in was burning to the ground. But Sergeant Corbett’s story was much more than that. In fact, this man lived the lives of 10 men. Today, Steve and Gena tell the Untold History of Boston Corbett, and it’s one not to miss.

You can subscribe to the Untold History at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app.

We have other bits of untold history for you at our website,, and we’re on Twitter @UHPodcast.

Thanks for listening!

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