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James F. Crocker: A True Pennsylvania College Graduate

By Natalie Sherif '14 Please refer to the previously posted blog about James F Crocker in the Battle of Gettysburg. Today Gettysburg College can look back on the Class of 1850 and be proud of James Francis Crocker, adjutant of ...
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“[I] won’t go home to be a burden:” The Enduring Pain of Amputation

By Brian Johnson '14 In the early morning hours of July 3, as the contest for Culp’s Hill dragged on into a second day, Union commanders took advantage of a slight pause in the fighting to replace exhausted men.  Relatively ...
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James Crocker: A Pennsylvania College Graduate Returns to Gettysburg

By Natalie Sherif '14 Before, during, and after the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania College students and the residents of the surrounding town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, were overwhelmingly Union sympathizers. Nearly 200 students and former students of Pennsylvania College ultimately served ...
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From Playing Music to Healing the Wounded: The 26th North Carolina Infantry Band’s Role in the Battle of Gettysburg

By Logan Tapscott '14 Music was important to the military life of the Civil War, as it bolstered spirits, broadcasted commands, kept a marching beat, and accompanied military ceremonies. In the Battle of Gettysburg, field musicians and regimental bands played ...
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“I had tried to avoid the responsibility of the decision, but in vain.”: James Longstreet, Edward Porter Alexander, and Pickett’s Charge

By Mary Roll '12 In the years following the Civil War, Pickett’s Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg became synonymous with both the height of Confederate promise and the beginning of the end of the Confederacy. Much of the blame ...
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