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David Laird and The Christian Commission at Gettysburg

My ongoing work about Camp Letterman General Hospital and the treatment of the wounded following the battle of Gettysburg tends not to be the most uplifting work. Though stories of resilience and healing are common, so too are stories of … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Off the Beaten Path: The Fall of Harrison Jeffords

Part of a series. The battle in the Wheatfield was not going well for the Federals. By early evening of July 2nd, 1863, James Longstreet’s assault on the Union left flank was crashing against most of the 3rd Corps line. … Continue reading

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