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Union Soldier John Rankin, Antietam and Gettysburg

John Rankin joined the Union Army at age 18 and served three years in the Indiana 27th Infantry. After the Civil War, he published memoirs and newspaper columns… read more

John Rankin joined the Union Army at age 18 and served three years in the Indiana 27th Infantry. After the Civil War, he published memoirs and newspaper columns recounting his experiences, whether about his fear under fire at Antietam or the performance of his regiment at Gettysburg. Jon Tracey -- a former Park Ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park -- told John Rankin’s story. He argued the honesty found in Rankin’s writings reveal how Union veterans remembered the war themselves -- and how they wanted to shape how others remember. This talk was part of a symposium hosted by the “Emerging Civil War” blog. close

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Union Soldier John Rankin, Antietam and Gettysburg

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Program ID:
510280-8
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
May 29, 2021 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jul 05, 2021 | 7:20am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • May 29, 2021 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 30, 2021 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 06, 2021 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 11, 2021 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 11, 2021 | 5:10am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 04, 2021 | 3:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 05, 2021 | 7:20am EDT | C-SPAN 3