Gettysburg, Civil War Expert

June 27, 2013  

Caroline E. Janney

Caroline E. Janney (Purdue University file photo) 
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Caroline E. Janney, associate professor of history

Janney studies Civil War history and memory, and she is the author of "Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation" and "Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies' Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause." She can talk about the history, perception and memorialization of Gettysburg as a memorial site and how veterans really felt about the reenactments and anniversaries at this military park. She also is an expert in the role women, especially Ladies' Memorial Associations, played after the Civil War. Other topics she can discuss include the role race has played in memorializing the Civil War, and how Civil War images, references and cultural symbols are still celebrated and challenged.

Note to Journalists: The 150th anniversary of the battle at Gettysburg, the largest battle fought during the war and considered by many of the veterans the most important, is this summer. Janney is one of the presenters for the Gettysburg Foundation and Gettysburg National Military Park Sacred Trust Talks on July 5. She will present "Returning to the Field of Glory: Veterans at Gettysburg" at 11:30 a.m. 

Related news release:
Prof: Cordial reunions, handshakes at Gettysburg not true to post-Civil War feelings

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