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More than a Stereotype?: A Reflection on the Life of Benjamin Watkins Leigh

By Jonathan Tracey '19 For my most recent, and likely final, foray into the Killed at Gettysburg digital project, I delved into the story of Major Benjamin Watkins Leigh, Adjutant for “Alleghany” Johnson’s Division. This has certainly been a departure ...
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War’s Tragic Pawn

By Cameron Sauers '21 Students, faculty, and local art buffs packed Schmucker Art Gallery here at Gettysburg College on October 25th to hear CWI Director, Peter Carmichael talk about visual depictions of warfare. The talk was given as a part ...
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Understanding the True Nature of War: Dr. James Clifton’s Lecture Mediated War

By James Goodman '20 Wartime artwork allows us to experience certain aspects of battle and its aftermath and yet to also be distanced from it: When viewing the artwork, we get a small visual window into the carnage and devastation ...
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Recording the Ruckus: Field Desks and Battlefield Administration

By Elizabeth Hobbs '21 For most people, the American Civil War calls to mind images of artillery, bayonet charges, waves of blue and gray uniforms, and daring acts of bravery and heroism. What we forget, however, is that behind every ...
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The Perfect Vessel of Grief: Women and Mourning Photography

By Savannah Labbe '19 After her father died, the girl in the photo above went through a highly ritualized and formalized process of Victorian mourning. This process radically changed with the invention of photography in 1839. Now one could record ...
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