Civil War Institute
Going into this summer, I was not quite sure what to expect at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. Part of me suspected that since I was an intern, I would do nothing more than answer phones and get coffee. I was prepared to accept this; after all, I do want to work for the National Park Service someday, and if the only way to get my foot in the door was to do menial tasks for two and a half months, so be it. What I actually experienced, however, was something far different and far better.
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Martin, Jeffrey R., "A Summer at FredSpot: Far More Than Answering Phones and Getting Coffee" (2016). The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History. 209.