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A Soldier and his Nurse: The Star-Crossed Tragedy of Frank and Arabella Barlow

By Jeff Lauck ’18 This is not a love story ready-made for Hollywood. Rather, it is one more suited for a Shakespearean tragedy. Two newlyweds, on the day after their … Continue reading

February 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Occupation of the South: An Interview with Andrew Lang

By Ashley Whitehead Luskey Over the course of this year, we’ll be interviewing some of the historians scheduled to speak at the 2016 CWI conference about their upcoming talks and … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

To Be Or Not To Be: A Kentucky Battlefield’s Drive to Become a National Park

By Elizabeth Smith ’17 On January 4, 2016 a large group of people met in the theater of the Mill Springs Battlefield Visitor Center in Nancy, Kentucky. Only a few … Continue reading

February 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

Lisa Wolfinger, Executive Producer of PBS’s Mercy Street, Talks History and Memory

By Kevin Lavery ’16 This winter, the Gettysburg Compiler will be releasing weekly posts as part of a Mercy Monday feature that will cover issues of medical history, gender and race relations, … Continue reading

February 1, 2016 · Leave a comment


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General Francis Barlow is our soldier for #soldiersunday He enlisted in the 12th NY Militia, but later joined the 61st NY Volunteer Infantry. He is probably best remembered for his unfortunate position on July 1st at Gettysburg which earned him a knoll named after him. He fought bravely throughout the war and is one of the few soldiers to have enlisted as an infantryman and then risen up to a general.
Stay tuned for a Valentine's Day post on Barlow tomorrow!

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