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General McClellan is a Fruitcake and Other Tasteful Metaphors

By Ryan Nadeau ’16 The idea for this post was born from a comment I made while bored and generally sleep deprived on a road trip to the James Buchanan … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Hardtack Challenge: How a Soldier’s Staple Holds Up Today

By Savannah Rose, ’17 Even though I am president of the college’s reenactment club, I had never had the “pleasure” of experiencing one of the primary staples of the average … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Grand Parade: Remembering the American Civil War

By Elizabeth Smith ’17 On November 21, a small contingent from the 26th PEMR or PCG—Gettysburg College’s reenacting group—gathered early in the morning in Union uniform and civilian dress outside … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fortenbaugh 2015: The Historian’s Biggest Fear: A Numerical Approach to the Past

By Jules Sippel ’18 Every November 19, the anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, the Robert Fortenbaugh Memorial Lecture is presented in honor of a late Gettysburg College professor. Each year, … Continue reading

November 21, 2015 · Leave a comment


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