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For Cause, Country, Comrades, or Capital?: Examining A Common Cavalryman’s Civil War

By Ziv Carmi This past Fall, the Special Collections & College Archives of Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library received, through the generous donation of Kerry Cotter of Easton, Maryland 21 letters penned by her ancestor, Private Eli S. Knowlton of the ...
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Ideology on Trial: A Common Cavalryman Goes to War

By Abigail Adam This past Fall, the Special Collections & College Archives of Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library received, through the generous donation of Kerry Cotter of Easton, Maryland 21 letters penned by her ancestor, Private Eli S. Knowlton of the ...
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“Keenly Alive” – Gates Fahnestock and the Children’s Experience of Gettysburg

By: Brandon Neely “War on the Doorstep: Civilians of Gettysburg” By late June of 1863, alarms warning of approaching Confederate forces were nothing new for the 2,400 residents of Gettysburg. Living just ten miles from the Mason-Dixon line, small-scale raids, ...
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Basil Biggs and America’s “Unfinished Work”

By: Brandon Neely "War on the Doorstep: Civilians of Gettysburg" By late June of 1863, alarms warning of approaching Confederate forces were nothing new for the 2,400 residents of Gettysburg. Living just ten miles from the Mason-Dixon line, small-scale raids, ...
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Surviving, Persevering, and Profiteering: The Story of Lydia Leister at Gettysburg

By: Jessica Roshon “War on the Doorstep: Civilians of Gettysburg” By late June of 1863, alarms warning of approaching Confederate forces were nothing new for the 2,400 residents of Gettysburg. Living just ten miles from the Mason-Dixon line, small-scale raids, ...
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