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    Civil War Documents at the National Archives

    Trevor Plante, textual records director at the National Archives, talked about the institution’s wide variety of Civil War letters, medical records, pension files and other documents. This…

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    Union General George Meade at the Battle of Gettysburg

    Union General George Meade, who was promoted to commander of the Army of the Potomac days before the July 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, was the topic of Civil War Institute scholarship co-director Peter…

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    Petersburg and the 1864 Hicksford Raid

    Gettysburg College Civil War Institute director Peter Carmichael talked about the Petersburg Campaign and the 1864 Hicksford Raid which took place on December 7, 1864, when Union Major…

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    The Boy General, Francis Barlow

    Historian Joan Waugh talked about the early life, education, and military career of Francis Barlow, known as the Boy General. This program was part of Gettysburg College’s annual Civil War…

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    Civil War Historian Discussion

    Historians at the annual Pamplin Historical Park conference discussed topics related to the Civil War.

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    Nat Turner's Rebellion

    Author Patrick Breen discussed his book, The Land Shall Be Deluged in Blood: A New History of the Nat Turner Revolt, at the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute’s annual summer…

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    Reflections on Civil War History

    Gary Gallagher has written or edited more than 30 books on Civil War history. His latest, The Enduring Civil War: Reflections on the Great American Crisis, collects more than 70 essays…

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    Civil War Violence

    Louisiana State University Professor Aaron Sheehan-Dean discussed violence in the Civil War. Mr. Sheehan-Dean is the author of The Calculus of Violence: How Americans Fought the Civil War.…

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    Civil War Places

    Historians discussed locations they deemed significant to the story of the Civil War. This panel was part of the annual summer conference hosted by the Gettysburg College Civil War…

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    Lives of Civil War Veterans

    Brian Matthew Jordan and Evan Rothera are the co-editors of The War Went On: Reconsidering the Lives of Civil War Veterans, a collection of essays by 15 scholars which the editors said they…

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    Emancipation Legacy in Photos

    Professor Barbara Krauthamer talked about using photography to chart the history of American slavery, both before and after emancipation. Professor Krauthamer discussed the “legacy of…

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    Union General George Meade

    Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosted a online discussion with Oklahoma State University History Professor Jennifer Murray. She was writing a book on Union General George Meade and…

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    Remembering the Civil War in the 1930s

    Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosted an online discussion with Nina Silber, author of This War Ain’t Over: Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America. Ms. Silber talked about the…

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    Gettysburg and Antietam

    Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosted a online discussion with Scott Hartwig, former Gettysburg National Military Park historian and author of a book on Antietam. He described the…

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    Little Round Top and Union Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

    Chris Gwinn, Gettysburg National Military Park interpretation and education chief, talked about the evolving interpretation of Little Round Top during the battle of Gettysburg and the role…

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    Labor, Money and Manpower During the Civil War

    Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosted a online discussion with Brian Luskey, author of Men is Cheap: Exposing the Frauds of Free Labor in Civil War America. Mr. Luskey talked about…

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    The Soldier Experience

    Author Peter Carmichael used letters written by Union and Confederate soldiers to examine their battle experience, mental state, and political outlook. He argued that the daily life of a…

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    Union Spy Elizabeth Van Lew

    University of Virginia professor Elizabeth Varon talks about Elizabeth Van Lew, who operated a Union spy ring out of the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia. Her remarks are part of…

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    Common Civil War Soldier

    Gettysburg College Civil War Institute Director Peter Carmichael talked about his book, The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies.

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    Slave Refugee Camps

    Professor and author Amy Murrell Taylor discussed slave refugee camps and her book, Embattled Freedom. The talk was part of the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute’s annual summer…

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