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Special Collections Roadshow: Ink Well and Diary

Meg Sutter ’16 and Megan McNish ’16 report from Gettysburg College’s Special Collections in Musselman Library. In this episode, they present a Civil War diary and ink well used by Lewis W. Tway … Continue reading

December 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Laughing at Ourselves: Public Perception of Reenactors

by Matt LaRoche ’17 According to a July 4, 2011 NPR segment hosted by Michele Norris, at last glance there were approximately 30,000 Civil War reenactors in the United States. … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Special Collections Roadshow: Housewife

Meg Sutter ’16 and Megan McNish ’16 report from Gettysburg College’s Special Collections in Musselman Library. In this episode, they present a Civil War housewife used by Lewis W. Tway of the … Continue reading

December 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Justus Scheibert and International Observation of the Civil War

by Ryan Nadeau ’16 History likes to look for heroes—individuals with exceptional stories who can serve as the embodiment of others of their kind. In the (very specific) world of … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

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