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Before The Post: The Women Journalists of The Waterford News

By Anika Jensen '18 Long before Katharine Graham and Arianna Huffington established themselves in the traditionally male-dominated world of journalism, three women living through the uncertainty of the Civil War years broke into the field by controversial means: subversion. Lida ...
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James Bedell: The Inhumanity of War

By Jonathan Tracey '19 This semester, I am continuing to work on the Killed at Gettysburg digital history project. This time, I selected James T. Bedell, Private in Company F of the 7th Michigan Cavalry. I was introduced to his ...
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Competing Memory: Camp Colt’s Place in Gettysburg History

By Anika Jensen '18 I recently came face-to-face with the issue of relevance in my research on Camp Colt for a public history class, and in studying the tankers’ noble intentions—preserving democracy, stemming German militarization, progressing American innovation—on an equally ...
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Raising Questions: Gettysburg Rising’s Confederate Flag Forum

By Olivia Ortman '19 On March 3, Gettysburg Rising--a group that encourages civic engagement by sharing information--hosted a forum on the Confederate flag. It drew a modest, yet eager crowd. The goal of the event was to create an opportunity ...
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Inspirations of War: Innovations in Prosthetics after the Civil War

By Savannah Labbe '19 In early 1861, a Confederate soldier named James Edward Hanger waited on the ground to die. Minutes before, his left leg had been shot off above the knee while he was sitting with his comrades in ...
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