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    The Peach Orchard at the Battle of Gettysburg

    James Hessler described the efforts of several Union generals to obtain commanding ground along the Emmitsburg Road during the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg. The Gettysburg…

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    World War II Soldier Major Dick Winters

    Co-authors Erik Dorr and Jared Frederick talked about their book, Hang Tough: The WWII Letters and Artifacts of Major Dick Winters. The Gettysburg Heritage Center hosted this event and…

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    Star Spangled Scandal

    Chris DeRose talked about Star Spangled Scandal: Sex, Murder, and the Trial that Changed America. In his book he recounted the murder of Francis Scott Key’s son, Philip Barton Key, by New…

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    The Whole Civil War in 56 Minutes

    Garry Adelman of the American Battlefield Trust tackled the whole Civil War in 56 minutes. He began with the lead-up to the war, from the Compromise of 1850 to Bloody Kansas to Abraham Lincoln’s…

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    Cumberland Valley Railroad

    Scott Mingus, co-author of Targeted Tracks, talked about the importance of the Cumberland Valley Railroad during the Civil War. This was a one-track railroad running from Hagerstown,…

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    Farms at Gettysburg

    Author Tim Smith talked about the subject of his book, Farms at Gettysburg. He described the families who lived in the area during the Civil War and how they were affected by the Battle of…

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    Spangler Farm at Gettysburg

    Author Ronald Kirkwood talked about the Spangler Farm during the Battle of Gettysburg, which was used as a Union Army headquarters, an artillery reserve and a field hospital. This talk was…

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    Union Seventh West Virginia Infantry After the War

    Mark Snell, co-author of The Seventh West Virginia Infantry, talked about the activities of the Union regiment both during the war and after, including the dedication of a monument at…

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    Confederate General James Longstreet at Gettysburg

    Author Cory Pfarr gave a detailed reassessment of Confederate General James Longstreet’s oft-criticized performance during the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg. Mr. Pfarr argued that Longstreet’s…

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    Darkness at Chancellorsville

    Retired Army officer and historical novelist Ralph Peters talked about his book, Darkness at Chancellorsville: A Novel of Stonewall Jackson’s Triumph and Tragedy, in which he looked at the Civil…

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    Civilian John Burns at the Battle of Gettysburg

    Author Timothy Smith discussed his book, John Burns: "The Hero of Gettysburg", about a local civilian who, despite not being part of either army, decided to fight on the side of the Union…

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    Battle of Gettysburg - The Wheatfield

    The Wheatfield was a 20-acre parcel on the Rose farm at Gettysburg and the site of intense fighting on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg. Author Kristopher White discussed the…

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    Mourning During the Victorian Era

    Author Bernadette Loeffel-Atkins talked about mourning during the Victorian era. She described the different rituals for men, women, and children when a family member died and how the Civil…

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    Union General Winfield Hancock at Gettysburg

    Author Paul Bretzger looked at Union General Winfield Scott Hancock’s actions on July 2, 1863, the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, when Confederates attacked both flanks of the Union…

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    Union General Winfield Hancock at Gettysburg

    Paul Bretzger talks about his book, Observing Hancock at Gettysburg: The General’s Leadership Through Eyewitness Accounts. Mr. Bretzger argued that General Winfield Scott Hancock was the…

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    Confederate Retreat from Gettysburg

    Joe Mieczkowski talked about how Confederate General Robert E. Lee maneuvered his army after the Battle of Gettysburg and Union General George Meade’s pursuit. He also described the…

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    Interpreting the Civil War for the Public

    Authors and public historians talked about how to make the Civil War era relatable to modern audiences. They discussed the state of Civil War studies and battlefield preservation in the…

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    Gettysburg Natives Who Fought for the South

    Tom McMillan talked about Gettysburg natives who fought for the Confederacy. He described the lives of five men who moved south to Virginia in the 1850s, joined local militias, and later…

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    Road to Appomattox

    Ralph Peters talked about his book, Judgement at Appomattox, and described the last maneuvers of Generals Ulysses S. Grant Grant and Robert E. Lee, leading to the surrender of Lee’s…

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    Researching and Writing Civil War Books

    Civil War authors talked about how they started writing about their topics, the process of researching, and some of the unexpected information they’ve discovered.

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