About the Project

Killed at Gettysburg is a new digital history project from the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, in collaboration with Gettysburg National Military Park and Phillips Exeter Academy. Researched and written by our students and partners, our site tells the stories of the men who gave the last full measure of devotion at the Battle of Gettysburg.

Each story is told in three parts. The first details the life of the soldier before and during the war. The second presents a StoryMap and narrative which depicts the soldier’s movements and combat experience at Gettysburg. In the final part, viewers can read about the reverberations of the soldier’s death, including how he was mourned and commemorated by family, friends, and fellow soldiers.

Special thanks are owed to several parties. First, to Carolyn Sautter, Amy Lucadamo, Catherine Perry, and the whole staff of Special Collections and College Archives at Musselman Library, Gettysburg College for access to their collections and recommendations for how to make the most of them. Brian Martin and History Associates provided indispensable advice during the planning process, as did Scott Nesbitt and Emily McGinn from the University of Georgia. Trevor Plante from the National Archives and Records Administration and John Heiser from Gettysburg National Military Park also graciously assisted us with our research in their respective facilities.

                         The Civil War Institute                   

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. This license applies only to soldier narratives and StoryMap content, not to photographs or images used here by permission. Please contact us at civilwar@gettysburg.edu with any questions.