Why Do We Ignore Gettysburg Civilians?

I have a theory, a belief, a conviction.

Usually civilians get ignored in the studies of war. But at Gettysburg, something mysterious happens… The civilian population of 1863 was called awful names and often berated by national newspapers. The years passed and some of the civilians in the town redeemed their reputation, but a stigma remained against the civilians of 1863 living in the countryside. Why?

I’ve written my historical findings and opinion on this subject in a new blog post for Emerging Civil War – Gettysburg Civilians: Evil Beasts or Compassionate Heroes?

Hopefully, this new look at historical evidence will cast light on a subject shaded by prejudice. Here’s the link again.

Your Historian,

Miss Sarah

P.S. Go ahead and leave comments or questions on ECW’s site and I’ll be happy to answer them over there.

About Sarah Kay Bierle

I’m Sarah Kay Bierle, historian, living history enthusiast, and historical fiction writer. When sharing history, I try to keep the facts interesting and understandable. History is about real people, real actions, real effects and it should inspire us today.
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