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Pennsylvania College During the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

By Logan Tapscott '14 Nineteen thirteen was an eventful year in the United States, as Woodrow Wilson was sworn in as President of the United States, Congress established the Department of Commerce and the Department of Labor, the 16th and ...
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A Letter Home: Charles E. Goddard and Civil War Medicine

By Natalie Sherif '14 The Battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle of the bloodiest war in American history. The soldiers who fought there were young and sick most of the time, and, perhaps unbeknownst to the population at home, ...
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Lewis Tway’s Tin Cup

By Katelyn Stauffer On July 1, 1913, veterans of the American Civil War, both Union and Confederate, gathered to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. The anniversary activities served a dual purpose of commemorating the battle and ...
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The Veterans’ Home That Wasn’t

By Brian Johnson '14 What can the Gettysburg Asylum for Invalid Soldiers can tell us about the tangled themes of place and healing? In July of 1913, well over 50,000 Civil War veterans from both the Union and Confederate armies ...
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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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