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Harrisburg’s Civil War Patriot and Union

Richard L. Dahlen, “Harrisburg’s Civil War Patriot and Union: Its Conciliatory Viewpoint Collapses,” Cumberland County History 15 (1998): 115-127. Richard L. Dahlen’s essay explores the shifts and eventual “collapse” of the Harrisburg (PA) Patriot and Union’s editorial stance during the

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Shelling of Carlisle, Pennsylvania

William E. Miller, Local History: Troops Occupying Carlisle, July, 1863 (Carlisle, PA: Hamilton Library Association, 1902). William E. Miller’s essay offers an overview of the events surrounding the Confederates’ occupation of Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1863. Miller describes in detail the

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Civil War Times in Carlisle

William E. Miller, Civil War Times In Carlisle (Carlisle, PA: Hamilton Library Association, 1931). Merkel Landis provides an overview of what happened in Carlisle, Pennsylvania during the Civil War. After a review of the political conditions in Carlisle in 1860,

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“Captain Miller’s Medal of Honor”

Captain Miller’s Medal of Honor (1963) Merrill F. Hummel’s essay discusses Captain William E. Miller’s Medal of Honor, which he received as a result of his actions during the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. Miller lived in Carlisle

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Carlisle Women in the War Effort

Lenore E. Flower, Women in the War Effort (Carlisle, PA: Hamilton Library Association, 1963). Lenore E. Flower’s essay discuses the letters that two sisters wrote after Confederates shelled Carlisle on July 1, 1863. “We never dreamed that by evening the

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