Civil War Era Studies
A couple months ago, at the annual spring Gettysburg antique show, I found a small display of Civilian Conservation Corps items. Pennants and coins, matchbook covers and pins all displayed on a piece of foam-core. One caught my eye. For $10, I became the proud owner of a matchbook cover, never used, from a CCC Camp in Gettysburg. Company 1355 was stationed at Camp NP - 2 - Pa., now known as the Boy Scout / youth camping area at McMillan woods. I was thrilled. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M., "Beyond the Battlefield: A Simple Matchbook and a Rabbit Hole" (2011). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 193.