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Frederick H. Kronenberger: Attempting to be a Man

By Tiffany Santulli '13 In her book War Stories, Frances Clarke outlines the importance of being seen as a man in Victorian society. For a soldier and his family it was important to know that if he should meet a tragic ...
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Profile of Senior CWI Fellow Gabby Hornbeck

By Emily Weinick ‘13 “I came here for the history department and the conservatory, but I didn’t know much about the Civil War,” admitted CWI fellow Gabby Hornbeck. Four years later, Hornbeck has interned at two National Military Parks on ...
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Profile of Senior CWI Fellow Becky Oakes ’13

By Emily Weinick '13 “It was the most nervous I’ve ever been. You can convince yourself you don’t know anything.” The first day working at any new place can be nerve-racking. But what if your job is to be the ...
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Treating Private Lorenzo Stocker

By Kristen M. Trout '15 German immigrant Lorenzo Stocker enlisted in the 40th Pennsylvania Regiment of Volunteers in September 1861 in response to President Lincoln’s call for 75,000 troops. Private Stocker was one of the 800 Pennsylvania-Germans who enlisted in ...
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The Harris Family’s Tale of Woe on the Erie Canal

By Tiffany Santulli '13 In 1850 terror swept through the African American population with the updated installment of the Fugitive Slave Act. Now all citizens were required to aid in the capture of any fugitive slaves they encountered, or face ...
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