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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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Witness to History

By Katelyn Stauffer When Frederick Gutekunst came to Gettysburg shortly after the seminal events of the Civil War had transpired, the landscape, that had undergone a transformation of historic proportions, was a subject different than that for which Gutekunst was ...
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First Sergeant Frederick Fuger, First Lieutenant Alonzo Cushing, and the Medal of Honor

By Mary Roll His noble death . . . should present an example for emulation to patriotic defenders of the country through all time to come. First Sergeant Frederick Fuger, a native of Germany, arrived on the field at ...
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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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