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Interpretation as Provocation: Our 2017 Pohanka Interns Set Their Minds on Freeman Tilden

By Jill Titus Every summer, we feature posts on the blog that provide a behind-the-scenes view of what it’s like to work on the frontlines of history. Our contributors – Gettysburg College students doing summer internships under the auspices of ...
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“I long for the time to come when you will come home”: A Letter to a USCT Soldier from His Wife

By Laurel Wilson ‘19 This post comes from the exhibit catalog for “Right to Serve, Right to Lead:  Lives and Legacies of the USCT,” an exhibition in Special Collections and College Archives at Musselman Library, Gettysburg College. During the spring of ...
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On the Periphery of War: Sutlers, Luxuries, and the USCT

By Jon Danchik ‘17 This post comes from the exhibit catalog for “Right to Serve, Right to Lead:  Lives and Legacies of the USCT,” an exhibition in Special Collections and College Archives at Musselman Library, Gettysburg College. During the spring of ...
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Preservation or National Necessity? Gettysburg National Military Park During the World Wars

By Jonathan Tracey '19 The great battle in 1863 was not the only time that soldiers occupied Gettysburg. As a National Military Park, the land was administered by the War Department for decades before becoming part of the National Park ...
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A Record of Service: The logbook of the 28th Indiana Infantry

By Danielle Jones ‘18 This post comes from the exhibit catalog for “Right to Serve, Right to Lead:  Lives and Legacies of the USCT,” an exhibition in Special Collections and College Archives at Musselman Library, Gettysburg College. During the spring of ...
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