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Book Review: Sing Not War: The Lives of Union & Confederate Veterans in Gilded Age America by James Marten

By David Bruce Smith, Guest Contributor  As Booth’s bullet tore through Lincoln, the metaphor of his presidency—retaining the integrity of the union with care and conscience—fell away. James Marten’s Sing Not War: The Lives of Union & Confederate Veterans in Gilded ...
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Discovering the 149th Pennsylvania Infantry at Gettysburg

By Avery C. Lentz '14 There were many units that were engaged in the Battle of Gettysburg. One unit that sticks out to me is the 149th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment. I am interested in this unit because a possible ...
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Experiencing the Bloodiest Day: Event Report 150th Antietam

By Emma Murphy '15 This past weekend, September 14-16, the National Park Service at Antietam National Battlefield celebrated and commemorated the sesquicentennial of Antietam. I was fortunate to be able to attend the commemoration on Friday morning and the some ...
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A New Look: A New Emphasis

This year The Gettysburg Compiler will be featuring the writing of over twenty students who are fellows at the Civil War Institute.  All of our writers are Gettysburg College students who are interesting in writing about their journey uncovering ...
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Bury Them in Peace

This post was first published on the Civil War Institute's previous blog901 Stories from Gettysburg. By Allie Ward '14 The creation of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg was designed to honor the fallen Union soldiers of the battle with ...
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