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Special Collections Roadshow at Gettysburg College: 37th New York Infantry Kepi

By: Val Merlina, ’14

Val Merlina uses a Civil War kepi as a gateway to discuss immigrant culture in America during the 1860s.

2 comments on “Special Collections Roadshow at Gettysburg College: 37th New York Infantry Kepi

  1. Meg Sutter
    March 28, 2014

    yay Val!! :D

  2. Love this and looking forward to the next installment!

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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.
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