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War’s Tragic Pawn

By Cameron Sauers '21 Students, faculty, and local art buffs packed Schmucker Art Gallery here at Gettysburg College on October 25th to hear CWI Director, Peter Carmichael talk about visual depictions of warfare. The talk was given as a part ...
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Understanding the True Nature of War: Dr. James Clifton’s Lecture Mediated War

By James Goodman '20 Wartime artwork allows us to experience certain aspects of battle and its aftermath and yet to also be distanced from it: When viewing the artwork, we get a small visual window into the carnage and devastation ...
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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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