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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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)

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A Taste of the Civil War: Barbara Sanders’ Lecture on Civil War Era Food, Savannah Labbe (March 27, 2017)

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Bringing the Past into the Present: Joshua Chamberlain’s Legacy in Maine, Savannah Labbe (March 20, 2017)

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Abolitionists Day: Why Now?, Olivia Ortman (March 6, 2017)

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Profiles in Patriotism: Muslims and the Civil War, Jeffrey L. Lauck (March 1, 2017)

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Dusting Off the Old Heroes of the Republic: The Newest Civil Rights Movement in Washington, D.C., Matthew D. LaRoche (February 22, 2017)

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No, Trump’s Election Does Not “Feel Like the Fall of Reconstruction”, Jeffrey L. Lauck (February 15, 2017)

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Finding Meaning in the Flag: Rebel Flag, Olivia Ortman (February 13, 2017)

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A Bid for Brotherhood: The Civil War and the Emergence of the Lexington Triad, Jonathan G. Danchik (February 8, 2017)

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Cannons and Columns: The Phoenix Iron Company and the Civil War, Laurel J. Wilson (January 30, 2017)

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For Duty, Honor, and Family: Color Bearers in the Civil War, Savannah A. Labbe (January 25, 2017)

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Finding Meaning in the Flag: Birth of a Symbol, Olivia J. Ortman (January 23, 2017)

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Finding Meaning in the Flag: Contextualizing the Confederate Flag, Olivia J. Ortman (January 9, 2017)

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From Farmers to Soldiers: Raising a Civil War Volunteer Regiment, Savannah A. Labbe (January 2, 2017)

2016

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Star Wars, Syria, and Our Civil War: Bearing Witness to Atrocity and Suffering, Kevin P. Lavery (December 21, 2016)

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A Hike through History: Students Explore the Appalachian Trail, Laurel J. Wilson (December 14, 2016)

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The Unknown Legacy of the 13th Amendment, Danielle E. Jones (December 12, 2016)

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The 2016 Fortenbaugh Lecture: Individual Responses to Lincoln’s Assassination, Hannah M. Christensen (December 7, 2016)

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A Soldier and His Many Hats: The Evolution of American Military Headgear, Jonathan E. Tracey (December 5, 2016)

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The Disquieted Heart and the Lighted Path: LeVar Burton’s Dedication Day Speech, Matthew D. LaRoche (November 23, 2016)

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Sticking to His Plan: An Interview with Dedication Day Keynote Speaker LeVar Burton, Anika N. Jensen (November 21, 2016)

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Something Must Be Done: The Construction and Dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Hannah M. Christensen (November 19, 2016)

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A People’s Journey, A Nation’s Past: The National Museum of African American History and Culture, Danielle E. Jones (November 14, 2016)

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In the Shadow of the Twentieth: Maine Regiments at Gettysburg, Savannah A. Labbe (November 9, 2016)

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Point/Counterpoint: The Gettysburg Battlefield Marathon, Jeffrey L. Lauck and Matthew D. LaRoche (November 4, 2016)

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The Moment We’ve all Been Waiting For: Lee’s Gettysburg Headquarters Opens, Savannah Rose (October 31, 2016)

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Grave’s Anatomy: Abolitionists, Body Snatchers, and the Demise of Winchester Medical College, Kaylyn L. Sawyer (October 26, 2016)

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The Evolution of the Military Dog Tag: From the Civil War to Present Day, Savannah A. Labbe (October 24, 2016)

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A Tale of Two Universities: Harvard and Georgetown Accept Their Ties to Slavery, Alexandria J. Andrioli (October 17, 2016)

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Remember Harpers Ferry: Masculinity and the 126th New York, Anika N. Jensen (October 10, 2016)

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All For Honor: Officer Responses to the McConaughy Letters, Olivia J. Ortman (October 7, 2016)

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Images of Power, Images of War: Schmucker Art Gallery’s New Exhibit, Laurel J. Wilson (October 3, 2016)

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First In the Nation’s History: Gettysburg From Battlefield Memorial Association to National Park, Hannah M. Christensen (September 30, 2016)

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Intersections of Religion and War: Examining a USCC Diary, Savannah A. Labbe (September 26, 2016)

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Lessons from My European Travels: Love, Hate, and the Fate of Humanity, Matthew D. LaRoche (September 23, 2016)

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Beneath the Mulberry Tree: Sarah Edmonds and Women in Memory, Anika N. Jensen (September 19, 2016)

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An End to Slavery in the Confederacy: One of the Civil War's Greatest "What-Ifs", Jeffrey L. Lauck (September 1, 2016)

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Ten Weeks at Manassas, Kevin P. Lavery (August 30, 2016)

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A Summer at FredSpot: Far More Than Answering Phones and Getting Coffee, Jeffrey R. Martin (August 25, 2016)

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"Throwing Light" on Life at The Wayside, Alexandria J. Andrioli (August 23, 2016)

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A Connecticut Yankee in Jeff Davis's Court, Jeffrey L. Lauck (August 18, 2016)

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Changemakers: Harpers Ferry History Prompts Social Awareness, Anika N. Jensen (August 16, 2016)

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Serving the Public First: Archives 2.0, Matthew D. LaRoche (August 6, 2016)

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Yonder Stands Jackson Beyond Reproach, Kevin P. Lavery (August 2, 2016)

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The 'Angel of Marye's Heights' and Civil War Memory, Jonathan G. Danchik (July 19, 2016)

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"Of the Human Heart": Personal Significance and the Key to Interpretation, Alexandria J. Andrioli (July 13, 2016)

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Understanding the Civil War and Its Place in the American Mind, Kevin P. Lavery (June 27, 2016)

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Beyond the Battlefield: The Park That Once Was Stevens’s Furnace, Kevin P. Lavery (June 24, 2016)

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The Mysteries of History and the Digital Age, Ryan M. Nadeau (June 20, 2016)

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Confederate War Etchings: Adalbert J. Volck’s Visual Depiction of the Confederate War Effort, Savannah G. Rose (June 13, 2016)

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Securing the High Ground: The Civil War Roots of Aerial Reconnaissance, Kaylyn L. Sawyer (May 30, 2016)

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From Post to Park: The Fort Monroe National Monument, Kaylyn L. Sawyer (May 27, 2016)

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Instruments of War: A Canadian Musician in a Rhode Island Regiment, Ryan M. Nadeau (May 16, 2016)

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“The Union Forever”: Frederick, Maryland in the Elections of 1860 and 1864, Megan E. McNish (May 2, 2016)

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Harriet takes the $20: Black Bodies, Historical Precedence, and Political Implications, Megan E. McNish (April 29, 2016)

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“A Terrible Beauty is Born”: A Panel on the 1916 Easter Rising, Meg A. Sutter (April 27, 2016)

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This Month in Civil War History: April 2016, Jeffrey L. Lauck (April 25, 2016)

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Find Your Park Friday: For the Love of Nature, Jeffrey L. Lauck (April 22, 2016)

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Special Collections Roadshow — Episode Ten: Union Uniform, Meg A. Sutter and Megan E. McNish (April 18, 2016)

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Find Your Park Friday: Meg and Megan Take Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania NMP, Meg A. Sutter and Megan E. McNish (April 15, 2016)

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The Forgotten 150th: Why the Civil War Sesquicentennial is Far From Over, Jeffrey L. Lauck (April 8, 2016)

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“A National Sin”: Samuel Simon Schmucker, Founder of Gettysburg College, on the Peculiar Institution, Meg A. Sutter (April 6, 2016)

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A Thaddeus Stevens Musical: A 19th Century Hamilton?, Megan E. McNish (April 4, 2016)

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Our Reconciliationist Pastime: How Baseball Contributed to the Reunification of White America, Jeffrey L. Lauck (April 1, 2016)

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The Literal Reconstruction of VMI: Resolved to Be, Kaylyn L. Sawyer (March 29, 2016)

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Prostitution and the Civil War, Anika N. Jensen (March 28, 2016)

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Sons of our Founding Fathers: Men of Renowned Lineage and the American Civil War, Ryan M. Nadeau (March 23, 2016)

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This Month in Civil War History: March 2016, Jeffrey L. Lauck (March 21, 2016)

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What I Saw of the Rally: A Few Observations from the Confederate Flag Protests, Jeffrey L. Lauck (March 18, 2016)