Civil War Era Studies
The first few days of January are usually crisp and cold in Gettysburg. Sometimes there is frost or snow, sometimes not. Sometimes there is a bitter wind, sometimes not. Sometimes there is sun bleeding across the horizon and splashing a cloudless sky, sometimes there is not. But the new year here, like everywhere else, stands as a symbol of promise and hope for the future. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M. "Gettysburg's New Dawn, 1864." Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public (January 1, 2014).