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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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The Court-Martial of Captain Henry Krausneck, 74th Pennsylvania Volunteers

By Mary Roll On February 1, 1864, a general court martial assembled on Folly Island, South Carolina to hear a case against Captain Henry Krausneck, Co. D, 74th Pennsylvania Volunteers. Captain Krausneck was charged with two accounts of misbehavior before ...
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The Gatehouse: Entrance to Evergreen Cemetery

By Katelyn Stauffer Three weeks after the battle of Gettysburg, when photographer Frank Gutekunst took this picture of the Evergreen Cemetery’s gatehouse the people of Gettysburg were still feeling the devastating effects of the battle. Although the Union troops had ...
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