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Citizen-Officers: The Junior Officer Corps: A Chat with Historian Andrew Bledsoe

By Ashley Whitehead Luskey Over the course of this year, we’ll be interviewing some of the speakers from the upcoming 2017 CWI conference about their talks. Today we are speaking with Dr. Andrew Bledsoe.  Dr. Bledsoe is an Assistant Professor ...
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Cannons and Columns: The Phoenix Iron Company and the Civil War

By Laurel Wilson '19 Anyone who has visited a Civil War battlefield is familiar with the sight of artillery pieces dotting the landscape, marking the places where artillery units were positioned on the field. Gettysburg National Military Park has one ...
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For Duty, Honor, and Family: Color Bearers in the Civil War

By Savannah Labbe '19 In doing research for a previous post, I learned about the stand of the Sixteenth Maine at the Battle of Gettysburg. What struck me most about their sacrifice was the fact that before they were captured ...
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Finding Meaning in the Flag: Birth of a Symbol

This post is the second in a series about the Confederate flag in history, memory, and culture. It offers one Fellow's individual perspective as she investigates different sources and opinions. Please feel free to engage with the author and the Civil War Institute ...
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Soldiers’ Dreams with Jonathan White

By Ashley Whitehead Luskey Over the course of this year, we’ll be interviewing some of the speakers from the upcoming 2017 CWI conference about their talks. Today we are speaking with Dr. Jonathan White, Associate Professor of American Studies and ...
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