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Summer 2014 Conference

Scissors & Saws: Understanding 19th-Century Surgery

Civil War Institute Fellow Natalie Sherif '14 will present a lecture with CWI Assistant Director Ian Isherwood on Monday, March 17, at 4:00 p.m. titled Scissors & Saws: Understanding 19th-Century Surgery. This lecture corresponds with the opening of a new exhibit in Special Collections, Instruments of Healing, that explores the history of medicine from the Civil War through World War I. The exhibit, curated by Sherif as the 2014 Robert Fortenbaugh Exhibits Intern at Musselman Library, features materials from the library collection as well as items on loan from Isherwood, Angelo Scarlato, and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. The lecture will be held in Room 18, Ground Floor of Musselman Library.

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Peter Troy Wins the 2013 Michael Shaara Prize for Excellence in Civil War Fiction

May the Road Rise Up to Meet YouGettysburg College is pleased to announce that author Peter Troy has been awarded the 2013 Michael Shaara Prize for Excellence in Civil War Fiction. He accepted the award on Tuesday, November 19 at the Majestic Theater in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Civil War, May the Road Rise Up to Meet You (Anchor Books, 2012) is a story of four unforgettable characters who, together, illuminate the quintessential American experience.


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