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The Aftermath at Gettysburg: The Long Road Home

By Thomas Skaggs Case — Private William Furlong, Co. G, 153rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 33 years, was wounded at the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1st, 1863, by a fragment of shell, which struck the external angular process of the ...
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North Carolina and Virginia Memorials at Gettysburg: A Study in Contrasts

By Braxton Berkey Sixty-six years after the repulse of “Pickett’s Charge,” the failed July 3, 1863 assault that represented the high-water mark of the doomed Confederate States of America, a host of devotees congregated at Seminary Ridge south of ...
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Rufus Weaver and Gettysburg’s Confederate Dead

By Brian Johnson '14 Dead in the immediate vicinity of Culp’s Hill, though not in danger of the farmer’s plow, had been buried in shallow, mass graves.  Culp’s Hill had been the site of fierce fighting on July 2nd and ...
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The Court-Martial Case of Private Francis Dill, Co. K, 9th Regt. P.R.C.

By Braxton Berkey The case against Pennsylvania Reservist Private Francis Dill seems pretty straightforward at first glance. The court, consisting of Pennsylvania Reserves colonels, convened on August 4, 1863 to hear the testimony of four of Pvt. Dill’s comrades ...
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Exploring the Bond between Officers and their Men and in the Civil War

By Nathan Hill The tradition of militaries honoring their officers has a long and rich history, from antiquity when the Emperor of Rome bestowed the corona muralis upon the first soldier to plant his standard upon the enemy battlements to ...
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