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Separate but Equal? Gettysburg’s Lincoln Cemetery

By Savannah Labbe '19 The most well-known cemetery in Gettysburg is, of course, the Soldiers’ National Cemetery. Another cemetery in Gettysburg that receives less attention is the Lincoln Cemetery, currently located on Lincoln Lane. This small cemetery is home to ...
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Reviving the Past: The Battle Flag in the Confederate Memorial Period

By Olivia Ortman '19 In the years immediately following the Civil War, the Confederate battle flag mostly disappeared from public view. In their diaries, Southerners wrote about hiding flags and other Confederate symbols for fear of Union retaliation. In most ...
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The Long Legacy of White Citizen Police: A Recap of the 12th Annual Gondwe Lecture

By Jeffrey Lauck '18 Last week, the Gettysburg College Africana Studies and Economics Departments sponsored the 12th annual Derrick K. Gondwe Memorial Lecture on Social and Economic Justice. This year’s lecture featured Dr. Edward E. Baptist, a Durham, North Carolina ...
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Under the Enemy Flag: Prisoner of War Experiences: An Interview with Angela Zombek and Michael Gray

By Ashley Whitehead Luskey Over the course of this year, we’ll be interviewing some of the speakers from the upcoming 2018 CWI conference  about their talks. Today we are speaking with Angie Zombek, Assistant Professor of History at St. Petersburg ...
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“The Vegetables Really Get More Tender Care”: An Introduction to Death and Dying in the Civil War

By Zachary Wesley '20 The Victorian world was one of ceremony and order, even in death. Deathways--the practices of a society regarding death and dying--in 19th century America focused on elaborate rituals that earned the country the grisly distinction of ...
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