The Gettysburg College Journal of the Civil War Era is dedicated to showcasing undergraduate papers regarding the Civil War Era and its lasting memory. A wide range of topics are encouraged and essays will be chosen based on three categories: academic essays, book reviews, and historical non-fiction essays. Any student with an interest in the Civil War may submit, including graduate students, so long as the work submitted is undergraduate work written within the past five years.

The submission deadline for the 2014 edition of the journal is February 15, 2014. For additional submission guidelines, please see our About page


Editors: Bryan G. Caswell, Gettysburg College
  Peter S. D'Arpa, Gettysburg College


Current Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1 (2013)

Complete Issue

Front Matter


Letter From the Editors
Rebekah Oakes '13 and Tiffany Santulli '13



An Apology for Confederate Poetry
Elizabeth J. Elliott '13

Book Review