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Henry Spradley’s Funeral – Carlisle (PA) Herald, April 12, 1897

Source Citation “Deeply Impressive Services at Henry Spradley’s Funeral,” Carlisle (PA) Herald, April 12, 1897, p. 4: 2. Transcription Deeply Impressive Services at Henry Spradley’s Funeral. The funeral services of Mr. Henry Spradley were held in Bosler Hall at 2

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Primary Source Collection – Dickinson College

Dickinson College was truly a “house divided” during the Civil War era, its student body was divided nearly evenly between southerners and northerners in the years leading up to the conflict.  And once war erupted, many former classmates found themselves

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Primary Source Collection -Cumberland Valley Families

Pennsylvania’s Cumberland Valley contained all kinds of families in the Civil War era.  Many supported the Union, but not all.  A number of families regretted the war and complained about the conduct of both sides.  Some of the families themselves

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Primary Source Collection –Confederate Invasion

The movement of the Army of Northern Virginia into Pennsylvania in the summer of 1863 created panic in the Cumberland Valley.  Here are a collection of newspaper articles from the period that can help students capture the intensity and the

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