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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2014

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Soldier Experiences in Elmira Prison Camp: A Common Captivity, Megan A. Sutter (May 29, 2014)

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A Reasonable Captivity: Soldier Experiences in Camp Chase, Megan A. Sutter (May 22, 2014)

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Baltimore on the Border: The Occupation, Kevin P. Lavery (May 15, 2014)

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Baltimore on the Border: First Blood, Kevin P. Lavery (May 13, 2014)

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“All hope is banished”: Life in Andersonville Prison, Megan A. Sutter (May 2, 2014)

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History is Good Drama: BBC’s “Copper”, Valerie N. Merlina (April 28, 2014)

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A Jaded Romantic: Uncovering the True Nature of Ambrose Bierce, S. Marianne Johnson (April 25, 2014)

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Commemoration, Past and Present: An Interview with Emmanuel Dabney in Three Parts, Part Three, Valerie N. Merlina (April 23, 2014)

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Complicating History: An Interview with Emmanuel Dabney in Three Parts, Part One, Valerie N. Merlina (April 21, 2014)

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Spotsylvania Undercover: An Interview with Dr. Keith Bohannon, S. Marianne Johnson (April 18, 2014)

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“The Scorpion’s Sting”: Dr. James Oakes and the 2014 Lincoln Lyceum Lecture, Megan A. Sutter (April 17, 2014)

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Clark Gardner: The Curious Case of Mr. Rich and Mrs. Gardner, Brianna E. Kirk (April 11, 2014)

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Of Causes and Casualties: Safeguarding the Legacy of the American Civil War, Bryan G. Caswell (April 9, 2014)

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Special Collections Roadshow at Gettysburg College: William B. McCreery’s POW Memoir, Megan A. Sutter (April 7, 2014)

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Folly at Fredericksburg: A Wound to the Pride of the 127th PA, Kevin P. Lavery (April 4, 2014)

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War Beyond the Battlefield: From the Potomac to the Rappahannock, Kevin P. Lavery (April 2, 2014)

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Warriors of Dauphin County: The 127th Pennsylvania Volunteers, Kevin P. Lavery (March 31, 2014)

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Prisoner Experiences: Memoirs of Libby Prison, Megan A. Sutter (March 28, 2014)

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Wartime Reminiscences: The Story of William R. Tanner’s Civil War Service, Brianna E. Kirk (March 26, 2014)

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Special Collections Roadshow at Gettysburg College: 37th New York Infantry Kepi, Valerie N. Merlina (March 24, 2014)

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Notation and Memorandum: Special Artists and their Portrayal of the American Civil War, Bryan G. Caswell (March 17, 2014)

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Competing Stories: The Gardner Saga Continues, Brianna E. Kirk (March 7, 2014)

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Mocking a Perilous Prediction: Currier and Ives’ Political Cartoons, Megan A. Sutter (March 3, 2014)

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Satirizing Strife: Currier and Ives Political Cartoons, Megan A. Sutter (February 28, 2014)

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A Living Image: Newspaper Sketches in the American Civil War, Bryan G. Caswell (February 21, 2014)

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For Those at Home: The Romantic Nature of Civil War Lithography, Megan A. Sutter (February 17, 2014)

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Tales from a Boston Customs House: “Worthy” Suffering, S. Marianne Johnson (February 14, 2014)

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Tales from a Boston Customs House: “Living Monuments”, S. Marianne Johnson (February 12, 2014)

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Tales from a Boston Customs House: Recovering from Trauma, S. Marianne Johnson (February 10, 2014)

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Theater of War: Booth and Beyond, Valerie N. Merlina (February 5, 2014)

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Theater of War: Combining entertainment and art, Valerie N. Merlina (February 3, 2014)

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Theatre of War: a witness to love, tragedy, and parody, Valerie N. Merlina (January 31, 2014)

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Heckman’s Hidden Heroes: Battery K, First Ohio Light Artillery, 11th Corps, Brianna E. Kirk (January 6, 2014)

2013

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Realization: Reflections on the 150th, Bryan G. Caswell (December 20, 2013)

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Examination: Reflections on the 150th, Bryan G. Caswell (December 18, 2013)

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Commemoration: Reflections on the 150th, Bryan G. Caswell (December 16, 2013)

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“Home Again”: The Contrasting Experiences of Richard D. Dunphy and Lewis A. Horton, S. Marianne Johnson and Kevin P. Lavery (December 11, 2013)

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An Evening with David Blight, S. Marianne Johnson (December 9, 2013)

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Richard D. Dunphy: To Him, a War Goes On, Kevin P. Lavery (December 6, 2013)

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Richard D. Dunphy: Under the Knife, Kevin P. Lavery (December 5, 2013)

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Ambivalent about Tragedy: David Blight on Bruce Catton, Brianna E. Kirk (November 21, 2013)

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Richard D. Dunphy: The Measure of Honor, Kevin P. Lavery (November 8, 2013)

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“Consternation was depicted on all their countenances”: Gettysburg’s African American Community and Confederate Invasion, Brian D. Johnson (November 7, 2013)

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A Man of Mystery: An Introduction to Mr. Clark Gardner, Brianna E. Kirk (November 7, 2013)

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The Storm Breaks: Gettysburg’s African-American Community During the Battle, Brian D. Johnson (November 5, 2013)

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Richard D. Dunphy: A Frank Request to Gideon Welles, Kevin P. Lavery (October 24, 2013)

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Calm Before the Storm: Gettysburg’s African-American Community Before the Battle, Brian D. Johnson (October 18, 2013)

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Richard D. Dunphy and The Prices and Prizes of War, Kevin P. Lavery (October 16, 2013)

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Richard D. Dunphy: A Veteran’s Struggle Echoing into the Present, Kevin P. Lavery (October 14, 2013)

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A Life Cast Asunder: The Fate of Sanford Pettibone, Bryan G. Caswell (October 10, 2013)

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“Wrecked cars and suffering humanity”: The Fortunes of the 33rd Illinois, Bryan G. Caswell (October 8, 2013)

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Tales from a Boston Customs House: Lewis Augustine Horton, S. Marianne Johnson (October 2, 2013)

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“A Very Brutal Man”: Lewis Horton, David Todd, and Prisoner Torture, S. Marianne Johnson (September 30, 2013)

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At All Costs: The Stand of the 16th Maine at Gettysburg, Bryan G. Caswell (September 17, 2013)

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July 3, 2013 Reflection: A Chance Encounter, Ian A. Isherwood (July 10, 2013)

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“A great weight at my heart:” A Personal Reaction to Pickett’s Charge, Rebekah N. Oakes (July 7, 2013)