Civil War Era Studies
Everything eventually comes full circle. The past meets the present meets the future. And we find echoes of the past in the things we do today. It's not a new sensation.
In the early days of January, 1863, one Gettysburgian found an echo from his town in the most unusual (but not unexpected) of places. "It was a cool day yesterday," a soldier, writing under the pen-name Fergus reported to Compiler editor H. J. Stahle, "and as I passed along the street leading towards Winchester, I observed a large two-horse carriage that had arrived in town with a load of ladies for the purpose of shopping." [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M. "'...let the spinning wheel turn': A Piece of Gettysburg Lost in Rebeldom." Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public (January 15, 2013).