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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2019

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The Little Civil War Drummer Boy, Cameron T. Sauers (May 14, 2019)

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Private Confederacies: A Review, Olivia Ortman and Cameron T. Sauers (May 7, 2019)

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A Song for Jennie, Claire Bickers (May 2, 2019)

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Small but Deadly: The Minié Ball, Isaac J. Shoop (April 30, 2019)

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The Complexity of a Soldier: Mitchell Anderson’s Life, Death, and Legacy, Ryan Bilger (April 23, 2019)

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Cutting Through the Ranks: the Navy’s Forgotten Legacy, Cameron T. Sauers (April 18, 2019)

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Review: Looming Civil War, Olivia Ortman (April 16, 2019)

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Politics and Crisis in the 1850s: An Interview with Rachel Shelden, Ashley Whitehead Luskey (April 11, 2019)

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To Remake a Man: Disability and the Civil War, Cameron T. Sauers (April 9, 2019)

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Fact or Fiction: African American Confederate Veterans, Isaac J. Shoop (April 4, 2019)

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The Third-Annual Abolitionists’ Day Event, Claire Bickers (April 2, 2019)

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Violence and Restraint: An Interview with Aaron Sheehan-Dean, Civil War Institute (March 29, 2019)

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Getting In Touch with the Civil War: An Interview with Jason Phillips, Ashley Whitehead Luskey (March 14, 2019)

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Review: Calculus of Violence, Cameron T. Sauers (February 28, 2019)

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Gettysburg Heartthrobs: the 10 Most Attractive Officers, Cameron T. Sauers (February 14, 2019)

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Digital-Lee Archived: An Interview with Colin Woodward, Ashley Whitehead Luskey (February 12, 2019)

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“Borne Back Ceaselessly into the Past”: Fitzgerald’s Forgotten Civil War Literature, Cameron T. Sauers (February 6, 2019)

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Interview with Erica Uszak: Scholarship Recipient for 2018 CWI Summer Conference, Civil War Institute (January 31, 2019)

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Overpriced Stamps and Mystery Pies: The Complicated Legacy of Civil War Sutlers, Savannah Labbe (January 16, 2019)

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A Complete Transformation of Medicine: John Letterman’s Ambulance Corps, Savannah Labbe (January 9, 2019)

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25 Years of Gettysburg, Olivia Ortman (January 2, 2019)

2018

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A Tiger's Rest: A Reflection on the Killed at Gettysburg Profile of Horthere Fontenot, Zachary A. Wesley (December 20, 2018)

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Making Photographs Speak, Cameron T. Sauers, Benjamin M. Roy, and James T. Goodman (December 18, 2018)

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A Soldier of the North and South: The Remembrance Day Legacy of Minion Knott, Ryan Bilger (December 13, 2018)

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The Forging of Freedom: Slave Refugee Camps in the Civil War: An Interview Amy Murrell Taylor, Ashley Whitehead Luskey (December 11, 2018)

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Flip Side of the Coin: The Unpleasant Reality of Hatred, Cameron T. Sauers (December 6, 2018)

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A Common Soldier: William H. P. Ivey, Isaac J. Shoop (December 4, 2018)

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A Hidden History: Alexandria’s Slave Pen and the Domestic Slave Trade, Savannah Labbe (November 30, 2018)

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More than a Stereotype?: A Reflection on the Life of Benjamin Watkins Leigh, Jonathan Tracey (November 21, 2018)

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War’s Tragic Pawn, Cameron T. Sauers (November 19, 2018)

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Understanding the True Nature of War: Dr. James Clifton’s Lecture Mediated War, James T. Goodman (November 16, 2018)

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Recording the Ruckus: Field Desks and Battlefield Administration, Elizabeth C. Hobbs (November 15, 2018)

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The Perfect Vessel of Grief: Women and Mourning Photography, Savannah Labbe (November 6, 2018)

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Unspeakable Suffering; Eloquent Explanations: National Civil War Medicine Museum’s 26th Annual Conference, Benjamin M. Roy and Cameron T. Sauers (October 30, 2018)

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Hot off the Press: War Matters Review, Cameron T. Sauers (October 26, 2018)

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Complicating the Civil War Narrative: The Lincoln Lyceum Lecture, Savannah Labbe (October 22, 2018)

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To Liberty, Honor, and…Cufflinks?: The Grand Army of the Republic, Savannah Labbe (October 4, 2018)

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“Where the spirit of the Lord is there is liberty”: The Bible as a Vessel for Remembrance, Guidance, and Self-Understanding during the Civil War, Savannah Labbe (September 28, 2018)

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Finding Meaning in the Flag: The KKK Era, Olivia Ortman (September 19, 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)