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The Story of Lewis Payne by Allie Ward

By Allie Ward '14 His story started like that of many young men in the South. Lewis Thornton Powell was the youngest son of nine children born to the Baptist minister and plantation owner George Calder Powell. The Powell family ...
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Crucible of War?: The Borough and the Battle of Gettysburg

 By Brian Johnson '14 Upon cresting Cemetery Hill, painter George Leo Frankenstein captured this panorama of the newly famous borough of Gettysburg.  Frankenstein did not have to dodge gunfire nor breathe the smell of death as he strode up ...
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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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