Guardians of Gettysburg

Pvt. Herman S. Cook and the College Company

Special Collections, Musselman Library

Summer Hours: Wednesday through Friday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

For more information, please call 717-337-7002

Exhibit open June 2013 - October 15, 2014

This exhibit highlights the life and experiences of a Gettysburg College student, Herman S. Cook, who left the college in 1863 to sign up as a member of Company A in the 26th Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia.  The artifacts in the exhibit are on generous loan from M. Patrick McCrary, author of Private Cook and the College Company at Gettysburg.

This exhibit coincides with Gettysburg College's American Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration. The College will sponsor events and programs throughout the anniversary. The year 2013 will mark the 150th anniversary of the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Battle of Gettysburg, and President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

For more information, visit Gettysburg College 150th Commemoration of the Civil War

Exhibit Collection Courtesy of M. Patrick McCrary

Student Curators: Kristen M. Trout ’15 and Dori Gorczyca ‘15