Category Archives: Civil War

A.M. Brown’s Union Executive Committee letter book.

(This blog post appeared originally as the “Library and Archives Treasures” column of the Fall 2013 issue of Western Pennsylvania History) Though it seems unimaginable today, Abraham Lincoln faced considerable challenges on his path to winning a second term in … Continue reading

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Your Brother in Arms; Civil War Book Lecture and Signing

As the Civil War Sesquicentennial enters its fourth year, the anniversary continues to afford us opportunities to reflect on one of our nation’s most storied wars. Next Thursday evening, May 15, 2014 from 6pm-8pm, the Detre Library & Archives will host a … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh and the Battle of Gettysburg

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently launched the Gettysburg: Panic in Pittsburgh, then a nation saved, a great multimedia website focusing on the Pittsburgh connections to the Battle of Gettysburg. A couple of months ago, when the Post-Gazette‘s Steve Mellon was in the Library and … Continue reading

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