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The Poor Man’s Fight: Mercenary Soldiers in the Civil War: An Interview with William Marvel

By Ashley Whitehead Luskey Over the course of this year, we’ll be interviewing some of the speakers from the upcoming 2018 CWI conference  about their talks. Today we are speaking with William Marvel, an independent scholar of mid-19th-century American History ...
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You’ve Got Mail: Throwback to the American Revolutionary War

By Abigail Major '19 A collection of approximately 150 Civil War era envelopes, mainly produced by Philadelphia publisher James Magee as well as the King & Baird printers, with patriotic Unionist themes is located in Gettysburg College’s Special Collections & ...
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The Howell Brothers: A Costly Sacrifice on the Altar of Freedom

By Jonathan Tracy '19 This semester, I have been working on the Killed at Gettysburg digital history project, which aims to tell the story of soldiers who died at Gettysburg while also tracking their movements on a map so that ...
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The Things We Remember: Interpreting the Virginia Memorial

By Olivia Ortman '19 When I was in high school, I read The Things They Carried for my English class. It is a fiction book about the Vietnam War written by a Vietnam veteran. The author, Tim O’Brien, had the ...
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Warriors of Bronze: The Virginia Monument and Remembrance Day

By Zachary Wesley '20 Memory is a peculiar thing. To recall it is to remember, and there are two days dedicated to this activity in mid-November in Gettysburg. On November 18 and 19, reenactors and keynote speakers gather here to ...
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