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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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Letter from Captain Robert B. Arms to His Son Robert, 25 October 1889

By Braxton Berkey Arms’ letter to his son Robert contains several statements which highlight the long process of remembrance for many Civil War veterans. In the immediate aftermath of the War, many veterans on both sides ...
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The Children of the Battlefield: The Picture that Identified Sergeant Amos Humiston of the 154th New York Volunteers

By Braxton Berkey For Sergeant Humiston, the photo of his three children was more than a comfort in his dying moments. Had he not taken it with him into battle and died grasping it, in all likelihood Humiston’s tombstone ...
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Patriotism or Greed? More to the Story?

By Sean Parke This blog post is a continuation of a topic first introduced in my earlier post entitled “Patriotism or Greed? Damage Claims after the Battle of Gettysburg.” The adjacent artifact is a newspaper article by Lorenzo L. Crounse , ...
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Patriotism or Greed? Damage Claims after the Battle of Gettysburg

By Sean Parke The Battle of Gettysburg brought the reality of war to northern civilians. Typically when people discuss the experiences of the citizens of Gettysburg they include tales of bravery, such as the well-known hero John Burns, ...
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