Civil War Era Studies
With the anniversary of the battles around Fredericksburg this week, the Civil War world's eyes seem to be turned toward Chancellorsville and the battles there. Almost as a reflex, my mind has gone there too. I've been thinking about Simon Stein Wolf, the Gettysburgian who faced death at Chancellorsville only to find it terribly displayed in the days after. So today another excerpt from my manuscript, to start re-conceptualizing Chancellorsville through the eyes of a Pennsylvania College dropout. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M. "Pennsylvania at Chancellorsville, But Headed Back Home." Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public (May 2, 2013).