Carmichael quoted in AP story about the commercialization of Gettysburg and the battlefield

Peter Carmichael, director of the Civil War Institute, was quoted in a June 29 Associated Press story about the commercialization of the battlefield and the town of Gettysburg.

The story ran in outlets including the Washington Post, ABC News, Yahoo! News, and a number of regional outlets.

From the AP:

But making money on Gettysburg isn't new. In fact, profiteers went out to scour the battlefield, after the fighting was over, to search for relics to sell, said Peter Carmichael, professor of history at Gettysburg College.

Soon after the war, a brothel was established on Little Round Top, the hill that was the sight of key fighting later made famous in the 1974 Pulitzer Prize- winning novel, "The Killer Angels," and the 1993 movie "Gettysburg." That's long gone, too, with the National Park Service overseeing the land now.

"The battlefield in many ways is much less commercialized than it once was," Carmichael said Saturday.


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