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A Soldier of the North and South: The Remembrance Day Legacy of Minion Knott

By Ryan Bilger '19 For the third straight semester, I have returned to the Killed at Gettysburg project to chronicle the life and death of another soldier who lost his life in southern Pennsylvania. My personal interest in this project ...
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The Forging of Freedom: Slave Refugee Camps in the Civil War: An Interview Amy Murrell Taylor

By Ashley Whitehead Luskey Over the course of this year, we’ll be interviewing some of the speakers from the upcoming 2019 CWI conference about their talks. Today we are speaking with Amy Murrell Taylor, Associate Professor of History at the ...
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Flip Side of the Coin: The Unpleasant Reality of Hatred

By Cameron Sauers '21 November 19th saw the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, and with it, one of the highlights of the year: The annual Fortenbaugh Lecture. The goal of the annual Fortenbaugh lecture is to capture the spirit of ...
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A Common Soldier: William H. P. Ivey

By Isaac Shoop '21 When I set out to pick a soldier for my first Killed at Gettysburg project, I did not know what I would find. I chose to research a Confederate soldier named William H. P. Ivey simply ...
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A Hidden History: Alexandria’s Slave Pen and the Domestic Slave Trade

By Savannah Labbe '19 Historical objects often have dark and horrible stories hidden just beneath their unassuming and innocent visage. The picture above is one such example of this type of object. At first glance the photo seems to depict ...
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