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The Sins of the Father: “Light Horse” Harry Lee and Robert E. Lee

By Savannah Labbe '19 In early 1862, Robert E. Lee was not yet in command of the Army of Northern Virginia. Instead, he was sent by Confederate President Jefferson Davis to inspect and improve the South’s coastal defenses. This job ...
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Looking Ahead to the 2018 Pohanka Internship Program

By Ryan Bilger '19 This summer, 21 Gettysburg College students will head to the front lines of public history through the Brian C. Pohanka Internship Program. From Andersonville National Historic Site to Minute Man National Historical Park, these interns will carry ...
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Your Commencement Weekend Guide to Visiting Gettysburg

By Abigail Major '19 Commencement weekend is nearing, which has inspired us to compile a list of Civil War activities and programs you can take part in during your visit. The following events and activities are suitable whether you are ...
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A Slaughter Forgotten: A Reflection on the Wayside on Iverson’s Assault

By Zachary Wesley '20 Nearly every visitor to Gettysburg can easily point to Pickett’s Charge as the bloodiest loss the Confederates suffered on the field during the three days of fighting here. However, few know that another Confederate assault during ...
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Senior Reflection: Our Time as Fellows

By Anika Jensen '18 As Jeff, Jen, and I move ever closer to commencement, we want to take a moment to reflect on our time as Civil War Institute fellows. We have been part of this fellows program for three ...
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