Civil War Era Studies
I was very pleased to be one of the two speakers at Sunday night's inaugural "Journey to Remember" event sponsored by Gettysburg College. A group of students and community members trekked up the hill from the campus, resting on Oak Hill at the base of the Eternal Light Peace Memorial to hear myself and Janet Riggs, the college's President and a fellow alum. The student organizers asked me to place that place into historical context. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M. "On the Battleground at Gettysburg: A Journey to Remember." Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public (April 9, 2013).