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Carmichael shares his experiences of portraying Corporal Bobby Fields at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park in the summer of 1985. He uses Fields as a conduit to explore the scholarship pertaining to the common soldier of the Civil War and how material culture can provide a new window into understanding of making the battlefield come alive for visitors.
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Carmichael, Peter S. "Relevance, Resonance, and Historiography: Interpreting the Lives and Experiences of Civil War Soldiers." Civil War History 62, 2 (June 2016). 169-185.
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