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  • Nat Turners Rebellion
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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…

  • Common Civil War Soldier
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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.

  • Slave Refugee Camps
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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…

  • 1864 Atlanta Campaign
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    1864 Atlanta Campaign

    Lincoln Memorial University Professor Earl Hess talked about the tactics, terrain, and trenches in the 1864 Atlanta campaign. This talk was part of the annual summer conference hosted by…

  • Confederate Deserter John Futch
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    Confederate Deserter John Futch

    Gettysburg College history professor Peter Carmichael talked about Confederate soldier John Futch and why he chose to desert after the battle of Gettysburg. Mr. Carmichael is the author of…

  • Reflections on Writing About the Civil War
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    Reflections on Writing About the Civil War

    Historian Edward Ayers talked about his latest book, The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America. This talk was part of the annual summer conference…

  • Civil War Violence
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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.…

  • Gettysburg National Military Park
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    Gettysburg National Military Park

    Oklahoma State University Professor Jennifer Murray talked about the historical evolution of the Gettysburg battlefield. Professor Murray is the author of On A Great Battlefield: The…

  • Civil War Letters
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    Civil War Letters

    University of Georgia Professor Stephen Berry discussed his work on the digital history project, “Private Voices,” which gathers, transcribes, and digitizes letters written during the Civil…

  • Civil War Places
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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…

  • John Browns Pikes
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    John Brown's Pikes

    West Virginia University Professor Jason Phillips talked about abolitionist John Brown and the pikes he had made for use in a planned slave insurrection. The talk was part of the Gettysburg…

  • Conversation with Gary Gallagher
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    Conversation with Gary Gallagher

    Gary Gallagher talked about his academic career and his approach to studying the Civil War. Peter Carmichael, a former graduate student of Gallagher’s and the director of the Gettysburg…

  • Veteran Reunions and Monuments at Antietam
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    Veteran Reunions and Monuments at Antietam

    Historian Caroline Janney talked about the monuments and dedication ceremonies at Antietam battlefield during the 1880s through the early 1900s. She argued that Union and Confederate…

  • Depictions of Violence at Antietam
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    Depictions of Violence at Antietam

    Historian Peter Carmichael talked about the various ways violence at the 1862 Battle of Antietam was depicted in photos, illustrations and letters. He describes the public reaction to…

  • Battle of the Crater
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    Battle of the Crater

    Former Pamplin Historical Park director A. Wilson Greene talked about the 1864 Battle of the Crater at Petersburg, Virginia. Mr. Greene outlined Union operations leading up to the battle,…

  • Dwight Eisenhower at Gettysburg
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    Dwight Eisenhower at Gettysburg

    Gettysburg College professor Michael Birkner looked at Dwight Eisenhower’s interest in the Civil War, particularly Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln and the Battle of Gettysburg. Dwight…

  • Union Spy Elizabeth Van Lew
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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…

  • Common Civil War Soldiers
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    Common Civil War Soldiers

    Peter Carmichael is director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. He talked about his research into “common soldiers” during the Civil War, discussing their experiences and…

  • Union General George Meade at Gettysburg
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    Union General George Meade at Gettysburg

    Author and historian Kent Masterson Brown talked about Gen. George Gordon Meade, who commanded the Union Army of the Potomac during the Gettysburg Campaign. He examined Meade’s strategy and…

  • Union Troops and Pornography
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    Union Troops and Pornography

    Villanova University history professor Judith Giesberg talked about Union soldiers and pornography during the Civil War. Professor Giesberg is author the book Sex and the Civil War. This…

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