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A Summer at FredSpot: Far More Than Answering Phones and Getting Coffee

This post is part of a series featuring behind-the-scenes dispatches from our Pohanka Interns on the front lines of history this summer as interpreters, archivists, and preservationists. See here for the introduction to … Continue reading

August 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Throwing Light” on Life at The Wayside

This post is part of a series featuring behind-the-scenes dispatches from our Pohanka Interns on the front lines of history this summer as interpreters, archivists, and preservationists. See here for the introduction to … Continue reading

August 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Connecticut Yankee in Jeff Davis’s Court

This post is part of a series featuring behind-the-scenes dispatches from our Pohanka Interns on the front lines of history this summer as interpreters, archivists, and preservationists. See here for the introduction to … Continue reading

August 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Changemakers: Harpers Ferry History Prompts Social Awareness

This post is part of a series featuring behind-the-scenes dispatches from our Pohanka Interns on the front lines of history this summer as interpreters, archivists, and preservationists. See here for the introduction … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · 3 Comments

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Our soldier for #SoldierSunday is General Thomas Francis Meagher (pronounced Mar). Meagher commanded the 69th New York Infantry, which became the first unit to make up the Irish Brigade after its formation by Meagher himself. He commanded the 'Fighting Sixty-Ninth' for many important battles including Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. Many in the 69th NY were part of the Fenian Brotherhood, Irish republican nationalists who supported the overthrow of the British in Ireland, linked to the Easter Rising that occurred on April 24, 1916, 100 years to this day.

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