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Recording the Ruckus: Field Desks and Battlefield Administration

By Elizabeth Hobbs '21 For most people, the American Civil War calls to mind images of artillery, bayonet charges, waves of blue and gray uniforms, and daring acts of bravery and heroism. What we forget, however, is that behind every ...
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The Perfect Vessel of Grief: Women and Mourning Photography

By Savannah Labbe '19 After her father died, the girl in the photo above went through a highly ritualized and formalized process of Victorian mourning. This process radically changed with the invention of photography in 1839. Now one could record ...
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Unspeakable Suffering; Eloquent Explanations: National Civil War Medicine Museum’s 26th Annual Conference

By Benjamin Roy '21 and Cameron Sauers '21 On Friday, October 12th, 2018, the National Civil War Medicine Museum kicked off its 26th annual conference and began its three-day event with a series of lectures on topics ranging from Confederate ...
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Hot off the Press: War Matters Review

by Cameron Sauers '21 War Matters: Material Culture in the Civil War Era Ed. Joan Cashin University of North Carolina Press ISBN: 9781469643205 262 pages $29.95 This collection of essays illustrates that a material culture approach to the past can ...
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Complicating the Civil War Narrative: The Lincoln Lyceum Lecture

By Savannah Labbe '19 On October 3rd, the 2018 Lincoln Prize-winning author and historian, Edward Ayers, gave a talk on his most recent book, The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America. Ayers ...
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