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Finding Meaning in the Flag: The KKK Era

By Olivia Ortman '19 This post is the seventh in a series about the Confederate flag in history, memory, and culture. It offers one Fellow’s individual perspective as she investigates different sources and opinions. Read the first post here. In ...
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Remembering the Violence of Antietam

By Cameron Sauers '21 Saturday, September 8th, saw a powerful collaboration between the Civil War Institute, Antietam National Battlefield, Eastern National, and Shepherd University. Together, these organizations hosted an event titled “Remembering the Violence of Antietam” which had a morning ...
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Trampling Mrs. Lee’s Roses: Union Soldiers at Arlington

By Savannah Labbe '19 “I would not stir from this house even if the whole Northern Army were to surround it,” wrote Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee, wife of Robert E. Lee, to her daughter, Eleanor Agnes Lee on May ...
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Finding Meaning in Land

By Keira Koch ’19 This post is the final one of a series featuring behind-the-scenes dispatches from our Pohanka Interns on the front lines of history this summer as interpreters, archivists, and preservationists. See here for the introduction to the series.  This summer, I ...
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