Civil War Era Studies
I have been digging quite heavily into the history of Pennsylvania (Gettysburg) College and the American Civil War these past few months, trying to fill a gaping hole in the scholarship not only of the college but of the local civilian story in the war. This has meant long Thursday nights at Adams County Historical Society culling through every random mention of the college and the complex relationship which the students and faculty had with both the citizens of the borough and the armies which invaded it. It has also meant that I've had the opportunity to revisit Gettysburg College's Special Collections in-depth for the first time since I began working with the college's Civil War history in 2006. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M., "Last Prisoners at Gettysburg: A Gift for Kind Hearts" (2011). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 170.