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David McConaughy’s Letter of Invitation to Robert E. Lee

By Braxton Berkey In the summer of 1869, Gettysburg attorney David McConaughy, president of the Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association, invited former Confederate commander Robert E. Lee to participate in a reunion of officers in Gettysburg for the purpose of ...
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George Frankenstein’s Depiction of the Round Tops and the Valley of Death

By Nathan Hill A fiery sun is shown breaking through a dark sky. Boulders litter the landscape, while a dirt track, cracked and broken, runs through the foreground. In the distance, two hills are seen, the near sparsely forested ...
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The Case of Private Constantine Dickerson

By Brian Johnson '14 By the time that Private Constantine Dickerson and the 67th New York Volunteers were called up from reserve on the morning of July 3rd, 1863, two Confederate attempts to take Culp’s Hill from Union defenders had ...
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A Wounded Alabamian at Gettysburg

By Brian Johnson '14 The final drama of the Battle of Gettysburg was an ill-fated Union cavalry assault launched against the extreme right of the Confederate lines. It was likely during this fight on July 3rd that twenty-three year-old Lieutenant ...
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The Aftermath at Gettysburg: The Long Road Home

By Thomas Skaggs Case — Private William Furlong, Co. G, 153rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 33 years, was wounded at the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1st, 1863, by a fragment of shell, which struck the external angular process of the ...
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