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The Trostle Farm

 By Natalie Sherif '14 On July 2, 1863, the Trostle Farm, located about two miles south of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, was home to unforeseen destruction.  During the struggle for the Union’s left flank, Captain John Bigelow’s 9th Massachusetts Battery was ordered ...
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The Court-Martial of Captain Henry Krausneck, 74th Pennsylvania Volunteers

By Mary Roll On February 1, 1864, a general court martial assembled on Folly Island, South Carolina to hear a case against Captain Henry Krausneck, Co. D, 74th Pennsylvania Volunteers. Captain Krausneck was charged with two accounts of misbehavior before ...
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The Gatehouse: Entrance to Evergreen Cemetery

By Katelyn Stauffer Three weeks after the battle of Gettysburg, when photographer Frank Gutekunst took this picture of the Evergreen Cemetery’s gatehouse the people of Gettysburg were still feeling the devastating effects of the battle. Although the Union troops had ...
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Winfield Scott Hancock: From Soldier to Politician

By Logan Tapscott '14 From July 1st to 3rd, 1863, Union and Confederate forces clashed in the small Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg. At the end of the third day, Union men rejoiced as they prevented Confederate troops from attacking further ...
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George Leo Frankenstein’s View from Oak Hill

By Brian Johnson '14 This George Leo Frankenstein watercolor highlights some of the most prominent places of fighting during the first day – July 1st, 1863 – of the Battle of Gettysburg.  The view was painted from Oak Hill, ...
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