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The Camel Corps Experiment

By Abigail Major '19 “Did you know there was a push to create a Camel Corps right before the beginning of the American Civil War?” This certainly seems like an interesting piece of trivia to share around the dinner table, but ...
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Monumental Questions: 1860s Civil War Monument Vandalization at Manassas

By Ryan Bilger '19 On October 4, 2017, I awoke to the news that the Stonewall Jackson equestrian monument at Manassas National Battlefield Park had been vandalized. Having worked there as a Pohanka intern during the summer of 2016, I ...
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The Sins of the Father: “Light Horse” Harry Lee and Robert E. Lee

By Savannah Labbe '19 In early 1862, Robert E. Lee was not yet in command of the Army of Northern Virginia. Instead, he was sent by Confederate President Jefferson Davis to inspect and improve the South’s coastal defenses. This job ...
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Looking Ahead to the 2018 Pohanka Internship Program

By Ryan Bilger '19 This summer, 21 Gettysburg College students will head to the front lines of public history through the Brian C. Pohanka Internship Program. From Andersonville National Historic Site to Minute Man National Historical Park, these interns will carry ...
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Your Commencement Weekend Guide to Visiting Gettysburg

By Abigail Major '19 Commencement weekend is nearing, which has inspired us to compile a list of Civil War activities and programs you can take part in during your visit. The following events and activities are suitable whether you are ...
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