Civil War Battlefields in Pennsylvania, Maryland, & Virginia

Meghan Reed '12

Hometown:  Pittsburgh, PA
Majors:  History and English

Magellan Project Description
I spent two weeks during the summer of 2009 traveling through Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia studying Civil War history.  I not only focused on the battlefields themselves, but on National Park/private museums and relevant contemporary historical sites, to develop a broader grasp of the culture during the antebellum period and the key players in the war

How will your Magellan Project help with your plans after graduation? I am currently in the process of applying to grad school for museum studies, and the Magellan Project not only solidified my interest in public history but enabled me to place my own ideas into a real life, scholarly setting.