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How to Delve Into the Dark: An Opinion on Interpreting the Harmon Farm

by Matt LaRoche ’17 A number of weeks ago, I put out a series of pieces focusing on some of the goals and hitches that come with the territory of … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

John Wilkes Booth: A Sister’s Memoir

Reviewed by David Bruce Smith A gypsy read John Wilkes Booth’s palm and predicted tragedy. “Ah, you’ve a bad hand; the lines all cris-cras [sic]. It’s full enough of sorrow. … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Driving Dixie Down

by Ian Isherwood ’00 July 2012. My best friend and I packed into my 2003 VW Jetta wagon and headed out from Gettysburg, bound for Virginia. We were on Grantcation, … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

100 Years Ago Today: Challenging the Christmas Truce

Originally posted on Gettysburg and the Great War:
This holiday season, I made a resolution for myself: DO NOT publicly complain about the rampage of Christmas Truce ridiculousness that is…

January 11, 2015 · Leave a comment


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