Civil War Era Studies
A few weeks ago, the Hanover Evening Sun ran an article on the Lincoln Cemetery in Gettysburg and the locks which hang on its gates. This is by no means a new item of interest. The locks have girded the gates of the cemetery for three years. Still, the article (no longer on the Evening Sun's website but archived here in a PDF) raises a few interesting questions about the delicate balance between preservation and interpretation. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M., "Locks and Cash: Whose Black History? (Part 2)" (2011). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 192.