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Treason or Slander?

By Gabby Hornbeck '13 On July 4th, 1863, Henry J. Stahle, editor of the Gettysburg Compiler was arrested and sent to Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland. He was accused of “copperhead treason” in the form of informing “a rebel colonel” ...
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Some Limitations on Reunion

By Drew Hoffman '15 Five years after the last shot was fired at Gettysburg, it would be the project of Captain David McConaughy of Adams County, PA to bring officers who had fought in the battle back to Gettysburg.  David ...
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“We see this as part of our duty to continue the work of our veterans”: The Kentucky State Monument at Vicksburg

By Michele Seabrook '14 Further complicating an already contentious struggle over the collective national memory of the Civil War and its aftermath were the legacies of the war in border states like Missouri and  Kentucky. These were especially volatile states, ...
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Five Questions with Scott Hartwig

By Sarah Johnson '15 This past week I was given the opportunity to interview D. Scott Hartwig, Chief Historian of the Gettysburg National Military Park. I was able to ask him several questions and these are his answers. ...
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