The Gettysburg Compiler is a scholarly blog written and edited by students and staff of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. Its purpose is to be a virtual bridge between student research and the public. Each entry is researched and written by a Gettysburg College student while serving as a Civil War Institute Fellow. Their work interrogates important original sources, much of it housed in the Special Collections at the Musselman Library.

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2018

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Remembering the Violence of Antietam, Cameron T. Saures (September 12, 2018)

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Back in Formation: Presenting the 2018-2019 CWI Fellows, Olivia Ortman (September 11, 2018)

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Trampling Mrs. Lee’s Roses: Union Soldiers at Arlington, Savannah Labbe (September 7, 2018)

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Finding Meaning in Land, Keira B. Koch (September 4, 2018)

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The McLean House: Symbol of Reunification or Surrender Grounds?, Carolyn Hauk (August 31, 2018)

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Richmond National Battlefield Park, Albert Wilson (August 28, 2018)

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Andersonville’s Providence Spring, Maci Mark (August 24, 2018)

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The Remnants of the Crater, Claire Bickers (August 21, 2018)

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“Pretty Well Swiss Cheese”: The Innis House and the Battle Of Fredericksburg, Zachary A. Wesley (August 17, 2018)

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The Shifting Meaning of the Richmond-Lynchburg Stage Road, Lillian Shea (August 14, 2018)

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Antietam’s Dunker Church: Meaning in the Viewpoint of the Beholder, Ryan Bilger (August 10, 2018)

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Doors into the Past, Emily Vega (August 7, 2018)

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Of Rocks and Revolutions, Benjamin M. Roy (August 3, 2018)

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The “Bloody Books” of Special Collections, Laurel J. Wilson (July 31, 2018)

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Gettysburg’s Stone Walls: Restoration or Rehabilitation?, Kevin M. Aughinbaugh (July 27, 2018)

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2 Comments on Gettysburg’s Stone Walls: Restoration or Rehabilitation? “Wirz’s Jewelry”: Memories of Captivity, Jessica Nicole Greenman (July 24, 2018)

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Iverson’s Assault: A Cautionary Tale, Abigail Cocco (July 18, 2018)

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The Camel Corps Experiment, Abigail K. Major (May 30, 2018)

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Monumental Questions: 1860s Civil War Monument Vandalization at Manassas, Ryan Bilger (May 25, 2018)

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The Sins of the Father: “Light Horse” Harry Lee and Robert E. Lee, Savannah Labbe (May 23, 2018)

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Looking Ahead to the 2018 Pohanka Internship Program, Ryan Bilger (May 18, 2018)

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Your Commencement Weekend Guide to Visiting Gettysburg, Abigail K. Major (May 16, 2018)

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A Slaughter Forgotten: A Reflection on the Wayside on Iverson’s Assault, Zachary A. Wesley (May 11, 2018)

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Senior Reflection: Our Time as Fellows, Anika N. Jensen (May 9, 2018)

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Between the World and Them, Jeffrey L. Lauck (May 2, 2018)

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Perspectives on Our Past: The Killed at Gettysburg Stories of Franz Benda and Augustus van Horne Ellis, Ryan Bilger (April 27, 2018)

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A Radical Idea: Charles Ellet’s Rams, Savannah Labbe (April 25, 2018)

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Before The Post: The Women Journalists of The Waterford News, Anika N. Jensen (April 23, 2018)

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James Bedell: The Inhumanity of War, Jonathan Tracey (April 20, 2018)

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Competing Memory Camp Colt’s Place in Gettysburg History, Anika N. Jensen (March 30, 2018)

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Raising Questions: Gettysburg Rising’s Confederate Flag Forum, Olivia Ortman (March 28, 2018)

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Inspirations of War: Innovations in Prosthetics after the Civil War, Savannah A. Labbe (March 16, 2018)

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Lee and His Lieutenants: An Interview with Keith Bohannon, Ashley Whitehead Luskey (March 14, 2018)

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Separate but Equal? Gettysburg’s Lincoln Cemetery, Savannah A. Labbe (March 12, 2018)

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Reviving the Past: The Battle Flag in the Confederate Memorial Period, Olivia Ortman (March 7, 2018)

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The Long Legacy of White Citizen Police: A Recap of the 12th Annual Gondwe Lecture, Jeffrey L. Lauck (March 2, 2018)

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Under the Enemy Flag: Prisoner of War Experiences: An Interview with Angela Zombek and Michael Gray, Ashley Whitehead Luskey (February 28, 2018)

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“The Vegetables Really Get More Tender Care”: An Introduction to Death and Dying in the Civil War, Zachary A. Wesley (February 26, 2018)

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Spreading the Flames: The United States, Cuba, and the Fear of Africanization, Savannah A. Labbe (February 23, 2018)

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“Be Carefully Taught”: African Americans in Adams County in the 20th Century, Jennifer A. Simone (February 16, 2018)

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“Give them liberty or give me death”: The Unionist Espionage of Elizabeth Van Lew: An Interview with Elizabeth Varon, Ashley Whitehead Luskey (February 14, 2018)

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“We the undersigned…bind ourselves mutually”: Civil War Draft Resistance in Eastern Pennsylvania, Ryan D. Bilger (February 5, 2018)

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Debacle at Petersburg: The Battle of the Crater: An Interview with A. Wilson Greene, Ashley Whitehead Luskey (January 30, 2018)

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Too Little Too Late? The Introduction of the Spencer Rifle, Savannah A. Labbe (January 26, 2018)

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Lee and Grant: Images of Fatherhood in Victorian America, Abigail Cocco (January 24, 2018)

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Meade at Gettysburg: An Interview with Kent Masterson Brown, Ashley Whitehead Luskey (January 17, 2018)

2017

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Inside The Civil War Defenses of Washington: An Interview with Steve T. Phan, Ashley Whitehead Luskey (December 18, 2017)

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The Poor Man’s Fight: Mercenary Soldiers in the Civil War: An Interview with William Marvel, Ashley Whitehead Luskey (December 4, 2017)

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You’ve Got Mail: Throwback to the American Revolutionary War, Abigail K. Major (November 30, 2017)

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The Howell Brothers: A Costly Sacrifice on the Altar of Freedom, Jonathan Tracey (November 29, 2017)

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The Things We Remember: Interpreting the Virginia Memorial, Olivia Ortman (November 27, 2017)

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Warriors of Bronze: The Virginia Monument and Remembrance Day, Zachary A. Wesley (November 25, 2017)

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The 2017 Fortenbaugh Lecture: “I’m a Radical Girl”, Olivia Ortman (November 21, 2017)

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Improving the Present by Studying the Past: Killed at Gettysburg Remembers O’Rorke and Phelps, Ryan D. Bilger (November 19, 2017)

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Little Round Top: Remembering What They Did Here, Abigail Cocco (November 17, 2017)

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Remembrance Day: History, Memory and the 20th Maine, Savannah A. Labbe (November 16, 2017)

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The Real 54th Massachusetts: Dr. Douglas Egerton on the Lives of United States Colored Troops in Lincoln Lyceum Lecture, Nick Tarchis (November 13, 2017)

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A Legacy of Bravery: The Indian Home Guards in the Civil War, Savannah A. Labbe (November 10, 2017)

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Reconciling with the Past: Ana Lucia Araujo’s Lecture on Coming to Terms with the Past When Monuments Are Taken Down, Daniel Wright (November 8, 2017)

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“Rebellion in the Ranks”: Desertion and the United States Colored Troops: An Interview with Jonathan Lande, Ashley Whitehead Luskey (November 6, 2017)

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Dennis Mahan’s Leadership and Tactics: How a West Point Professor Shaped the Course of the Civil War, Nick Tarchis (November 1, 2017)

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A City Divided: Cosmo Mackenzie and Baltimore on the Eve of Civil War, Zachary A. Wesley (October 30, 2017)

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Discovering the War at Home: Oakland Manor, George Gaither, and the Shipley Brothers, Anika N. Jensen (October 27, 2017)

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“Let Us Stand or Fall Together”: Hood’s Texas Brigade: An interview with Dr. Susannah Ural, Ashley Whitehead Luskey (October 24, 2017)

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Finding Meaning in the Flag: Furl that Banner, Olivia Ortman (October 20, 2017)

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Waging Just Warfare During America’s Civil War: An Interview With Dr. D.H. Dilbeck, Ashley Whitehead Luskey (October 12, 2017)

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“Died of the Spotted Fever”: The Spot Resolutions and the Making of Abraham Lincoln, Ryan D. Bilger (October 4, 2017)

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We All Bleed Red: African American Soldiers and the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery, Savannah A. Labbe (October 2, 2017)

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Revisiting Fredericksburg: Using Provocation to Explore New Questions, Jonathan Tracey (August 28, 2017)

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Provocation through Accessibility at Special Collections at Musselman Library, Chloe Parrella (August 25, 2017)

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Concord’s Wayside: Home of What?, Olivia Ortman (August 21, 2017)

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Choosing Your Battles: Provoking the Public at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, Abby M. Currier (August 18, 2017)

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Making the Most of Interpretative Tours at Fredericksburg and Spotslyvania National Military Park, Julia K. Deros (August 14, 2017)

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A Different Sort of Park: Interpreting POW Experiences at Andersonville National Historic Site, Andrew Knight (August 11, 2017)

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Interpreting the Life and Times of Maggie Walker, Lucy A. Marks (August 7, 2017)

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Risky Business Provocation and Interpretation, Alexandria J. Andrioli (August 4, 2017)

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Provoking New Questions at Richmond National Battlefield Park, Kaylyn L. Sawyer (July 31, 2017)

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Provocation and Personalization: Sharing the History of Manassas Battlefield, Jeffrey R. Martin (July 28, 2017)

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A Not-So-Distant Mirror: Bringing the Revolution to Life through Interpretation, Jonathan G. Danchik (July 24, 2017)

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A Beacon of Hope: Contraband Camps, Harpers Ferry, and John Brown, Alexandria J. Andrioli (June 7, 2017)

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“This Is War”: The Construction of the Laird Rams, Hannah M. Christensen (June 5, 2017)

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Marching in Step: USCT Veterans and the Grand Army of the Republic, Ryan Bilger (May 31, 2017)

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A Home for Volunteers: Togus and the National Soldiers’ Homes, Savannah Labbe (May 29, 2017)

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Black Servicemen on the Seas: African Americans in the Union Navy, Hannah M. Christensen (May 24, 2017)

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Bearing the Battle, Binding the Wounds, Kaylyn L. Sawyer (May 22, 2017)

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Fredericksburg’s Gray Angel: Truth or Utility?, Jonathan G. Danchik (May 17, 2017)

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Brother against Brother: John Wilkes and Edwin Booth, Laurel J. Wilson (May 16, 2017)

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Science, Signals, and Service: The Smithsonian Institution’s Role During the Civil War, Danielle E. Jones (May 15, 2017)

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A Gun With a Story: Waller Patton’s Civil War Pistol, Laurel J. Wilson (May 10, 2017)

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Confederate Memory, Olivia Ortman (May 8, 2017)

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Donald Trump, Andrew Jackson, and the Civil War: A CWI Fellow’s Response, Ryan Bilger (May 3, 2017)

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Lincoln’s First 100 Days, Hannah M. Christensen (May 1, 2017)

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Battlefields and Supermarkets: The Importance of Battlefield Preservation and the Case of Camp Letterman, Savannah Labbe (April 26, 2017)

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Adams County in the Great War, Jonathan Tracey (April 24, 2017)

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The Conflicting Conflict: Memorialization and Memory of the Great War, Danielle E. Jones (April 19, 2017)

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Appomattox: 152 Years Later, Jonathan Tracey (April 17, 2017)

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King Cotton and the Rising Sun: The Japanese Navy’s Confederate Ironclad, Alexandria J. Andrioli (April 12, 2017)

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The Corwin Amendment: The Last Last-Minute Attempt to Save the Union, Hannah M. Christensen (April 10, 2017)

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Finding Meaning in the Flag: Ex-Slaves and Newsies, Olivia Ortman (April 3, 2017)

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The Legacy of “Old Osawatomie”: John Brown in Art and Memory, Ryan Bilger (March 29, 2017)