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The Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama in Philadelphia

By Logan Tapscott '14 Following the first two days of fighting at Gettysburg between Union and Confederate troops, Robert E. Lee believed that his gray-clad veterans had nearly achieved victory and was determined not to leave Gettysburg without it.  He ...
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The Woolson Monument and the Grand Army of the Republic

By Mary Roll '12 On September 12, 1956, a crowd of nearly 3,000 people gathered at Zeigler’s Grove on Gettysburg’s Cemetery Hill to witness the dedication of a monument of Albert Woolson, known formally as the Grand Army of the ...
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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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