Newsletters

The Knapsack is the official newsletter of the Raleigh Civil War Round Table.   The Knapsack is published monthly about a week before the monthly meeting.   The Knapsack is distributed electronically to the active membership and friends of the Raleigh Civil War Round Table.   These are .pdf files that can be opened with free Adobe Acrobat Reader software, which can be downloaded from Adobe at http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/.

If you have comments or ideas for future stories that could be considered for inclusion in the newsletter, contact Andrew Ballard at anballard@yahoo.com.

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    2017-11 KNAPSACK

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    Jeff Bockert on Blockade Runners of the Confederacy
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    2017-10 KNAPSACK

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    Debbi Blake on Confederate Spy Rose O’Neal Greenhow
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    2017-09 KNAPSACK

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    Randy Sauls on The Battle of Goldsboro Bridge
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    2017-08 KNAPSACK

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    Robert Thomas on Longstreet and His Gettysburg Monument
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    2017-07 KNAPSACK

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    Dr. John R. Peacock III on North Carolina Troops in the 1862 Maryland Campaign
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    2017-06 KNAPSACK

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    Symposium On Reconstruction in North Carolina
        - Mark Bradley on Federal Occupation of North Carolina
        - Ernest Dollar on Postwar in the City of Raleigh
        - Angela Robbins on Women's Role in Reconstruction
        - W. Fitzhugh Brundage on The Civil War in Memory and Memorials
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    2017-05 KNAPSACK

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    Michael Hardy on The Capitals of the Confederacy
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    2017-04 Knapsack

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    John Quarstein on The Power of Iron Over Wood (U.S.S. Monitor vs. C.S.S. Virginia)
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    2017-03 Knapsack

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    Jim Gaddis on North Carolina’s General Richard Gatlin
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    2017-02 Knapsack

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    Michael Zatarga on The Battle of Roanoke Island
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    2017-01 Knapsack

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    Ed Bearss on Battlefield Medicine (cancelled due to snow)
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    2016-12 Knapsack

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    Holiday Party at State Capitol featuring Southern String Band
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    2016-11 Knapsack

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    W. Fitzhugh Brundage on Frederick Douglass’ Thoughts on the Civil War
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    2016-10 Knapsack

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    Doug Mattox on Confederate Currency and Stamps
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    2016-09 Knapsack

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    Juanita Patience Moss on Forgotten Black Soldiers Serving in White Units
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    2016-08 Knapsack

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    Betty Vaughn on Foster’s December 1862 Raid in Eastern North Carolina
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    2016-07 Knapsack

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    Marshall Conyers on his Poetry on Gettysburg
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    2016-06 Knapsack

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    Mike Parker on The Religion of Generals Lee and Jackson
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    2016-05 Knapsack

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    Mary Bandy Daughtry on Confederate Cavalier W.H.F. “Rooney” Lee
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    2016-04 Knapsack

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    Jim Gaddis on North Carolina’s General Richard Gatlin
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    2016-03 Knapsack

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    Wade Sokolosky on The March, 1865 Battle of Wyse Fork
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    2016-02 Knapsack

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    Chris Hartley on Stoneman’s 1865 Raid in Western North Carolina
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    2016-01 Knapsack

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    Ed Bearss on The Impact of the Civil War
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    2015-12 Knapsack

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    Holiday Party at State Capitol featuring Southern String Band
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    2015-11 Knapsack

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    Gerald Prokopowicz on Command and Control in the Civil War
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    2015-10 Knapsack

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    Joseph Glatthaar on Lee’s Army and the Dwindling Margin for Error
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    2015-09 Knapsack

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    Rex Hovey on The Battle of South Mountain
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    2015-08 Knapsack

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    Steve Smith on Chamberlain’s Leadership Qualities
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    2015-07 Knapsack

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    Wade Sokolosky on The Battle of Wyse Fork
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    2015-06 Knapsack

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    Ted Kunstling on The Occupation of Raleigh in April, 1865
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    2015-05 Knapsack

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    Lee Craig on The Economics of the American Civil War
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    2015-04 Knapsack

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    Mark Bradley on The End of the Civil War in North Carolina
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    2015-03 Knapsack

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    Patrick Schroeder on Appomattox
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    2015-02 Knapsack

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    Brenda McKean on The Home Front
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    2015-01 Knapsack

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    Ed Bearss on The Battle of Mobile Bay
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    2014-12 Knapsack

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    Holiday Party at State Capitol featuring Southern String Band
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    2014-11 Knapsack

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    Noah Trudeau on Sherman’s March to the Sea
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    2014-10 Knapsack

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    Marvin Nicholson on African-American Soldiers in the Civil War
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    2014-09 Knapsack

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    Margaret Humphreys on The Practice of Medicine During the Civil War
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    2014-08 Knapsack

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    Stephen Davis on The Atlanta Campaign of 1864
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    2014-07 Knapsack

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    Keith Hardison on Confederate President Jefferson Davis
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    2014-06 Knapsack

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    Earl Hess on The Battles at Petersburg
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    2014-05 Knapsack

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    William Harris on Lincoln, the Constitution, and the Civil War
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    2014-04 Knapsack

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    William C. Davis on “Who Was Loreta Velasquez?”
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    2014-03 Knapsack

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    Bob Zeller on The Civil War in 3-D
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    2014-02 Knapsack

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    Aldo Perry on North Carolina Civil War Courts Martial
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    2014-01 Knapsack

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    Ed Bearss on The Sinking and Salvage of the USS Cairo
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    2013-12 Knapsack

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    Holiday Party at State Capitol featuring Norm Boggs and Rob Morrison
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    2013-11 Knapsack

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    Ansley Wegner on Artificial Limbs
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    2013-10 Knapsack

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    Tom Crouch on Civil War Ballooning
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    2013-09 Knapsack

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    Terry Winschel on The Battle of Vicksburg
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    2013-08 Knapsack

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    Debbi Blake on Using The State Archives For Research
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    2013-07 Knapsack

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    Rick Walton on Raleigh’s Pettigrew Hospital Records
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    2013-06 Knapsack

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    Stephen Wise on Southern Blockade Running
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    2013-05 Knapsack

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    Sandy Barnard on A Private in the Irish Brigade
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    2013-04 Knapsack

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    Jeffrey Crow on Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation
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    2013-03 Knapsack

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    Ernie Dollar on PTSD and the War’s End in North Carolina
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    2013-02 Knapsack

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    LeRae Umfleet on The 1898 Race Riot in Wilmington, North Carolina
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    2013-01 Knapsack

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    Ed Bearss on The Battle of Fredericksburg
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    2012-12 Knapsack

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    Holiday Party at State Capitol featuring Southern String Band
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    2012-11 Knapsack

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    Chris Fonvielle on A Photographic History of Fort Fisher
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    2012-10 Knapsack

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    Josh Howard on North Carolina’s Soldiers and Casualties
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    2012-09 Knapsack

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    James Clark on Authoring the Civil War:   Walt Whitman
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    2012-08 Knapsack

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    Chris Meekins on Three Times a Traitor:   Mayor Respess
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    2012-07 Knapsack

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    Blythe Toussaint on What Price Freedom?   The Realities of Slavery
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    2012-06 Knapsack

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    Gerald Prokopowicz on The Chattanooga Campaign of 1862
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    2012-05 Knapsack

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    William Harris on Lincoln and the Border States
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    2012-04 Knapsack

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    Susanna Lee on Native Americans in the Civil War
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    2012-03 Knapsack

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    Kevin Milus on The Irish Experience During the Civil War
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    2012-02 Knapsack

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    LeRae Umfleet on North Carolina Women on the Home Front
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    2012-01 Knapsack

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    Ed Bearss on The Impact of Vicksburg and Gettysburg
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    2011-12 Knapsack

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    Holiday Party at State Capitol with Arch Allen on Impeachment of Governor Holden
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    2011-11 Knapsack

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    Maj. Gen. George G. Kundahl (Retired) on Confederate General Stephen Ramseur
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    2011-10 Knapsack

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    Wade Sokolosky on Preparations to Face Sherman
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    2011-09 Knapsack

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    Betty Vaughn on Women’s Roles In The Civil War
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    2011-08 Knapsack

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    'Colonel Black Jack’ Travis on E. Porter Alexander, Rebel Gunner
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    2011-07 Knapsack

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    Jeff Toalson presents Richard Watkins on ‘The Great Unpleasantness’
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    2011-06 Knapsack

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    David Thomson on Union General Oliver Otis Howard
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    2011-05 Knapsack

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    David Zonderman on Labor and Commerce During The Civil War
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    2011-04 Knapsack

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    Jim Morgan on Civil War Veterans in Egypt
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    2011-03 Knapsack

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    Sandy Barnard on A Hoosier Quaker Goes to War
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    2011-02 Knapsack

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    David Waller on Post-War Lives of Civil War Personalities
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    2011-01 Knapsack

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    Ed Bearss on Lincoln’s Assassination
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    2010-11 Knapsack

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    Charles Hawks on Confederate Naval Warfare
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    2010-10 Knapsack

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    Bruce Miller on “Only a Soldier’s Grave”
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    2010-03 Knapsack

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    Matt Farina on The Wounding and Death (Fifty Years Later) of Joshua Chamberlain
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    2007-10 Knapsack

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    Andrew Duppstadt on The CSS Neuse