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A Useable Past: First World War Training Camps on Civil War Battlefields

by Sarah Johnson ’15 When visitors flock to America’s National Parks, the battlefields from the American Civil War are perennially popular. Every summer, thousands come to walk over the serene … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

From the CWI to the Green and Grey

by Eric J. Mink In this third of our three-part series on the CWI conference scholarship program, NPS historian Eric Mink reflects on the program’s impact on his decision to … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Calm Before the Storm: Pennsylvania College in the Antebellum Period

by Meg Sutter ’16 This post is part of a three-part series on student life at Pennsylvania College immediately before, during, and after the Civil War, exploring how the war … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Soldiers’ “Silent” Defender

 by Jacob Ross ’15 In war studies, it is sometimes overlooked that every war is fought on two fronts: military and political. The armed forces fight against a foe across … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment


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