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Unspeakable Suffering; Eloquent Explanations: National Civil War Medicine Museum’s 26th Annual Conference

By Benjamin Roy '21 and Cameron Sauers '21 On Friday, October 12th, 2018, the National Civil War Medicine Museum kicked off its 26th annual conference and began its three-day event with a series of lectures on topics ranging from Confederate ...
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Hot off the Press: War Matters Review

by Cameron Sauers '21 War Matters: Material Culture in the Civil War Era Ed. Joan Cashin University of North Carolina Press ISBN: 9781469643205 262 pages $29.95 This collection of essays illustrates that a material culture approach to the past can ...
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Complicating the Civil War Narrative: The Lincoln Lyceum Lecture

By Savannah Labbe '19 On October 3rd, the 2018 Lincoln Prize-winning author and historian, Edward Ayers, gave a talk on his most recent book, The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America. Ayers ...
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To Liberty, Honor, and…Cufflinks?: The Grand Army of the Republic

By Savannah Labbe '19 Borne of the Civil War, one fraternal organization quickly assumed such great authority that it re-shaped cultural prescriptions of manhood, dictated the northern public’s memory of the war, and even influenced presidential elections. This organization, the ...
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“Where the spirit of the Lord is there is liberty”: The Bible as a Vessel for Remembrance, Guidance, and Self-Understanding during the Civil War

By Savannah Labbe '19 Courage, guidance, family, strength, self-understanding, and survival: These are just a few of the things that this Bible represented to the soldier who carried it. For Private Lewis Tway of the 147th New York Volunteers, this ...
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