Trustee saw family members pitted against one another at Gettysburg battlefield

June 28, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — For Penn State Trustee Hugh McAllister, the Battle of Gettysburg brought home the reality of war. While he was in Bellefonte awaiting the outcome of one of the bloodiest skirmishes of the Civil War, he was also concerned about his brother Robert, who served in the New Jersey infantry as well as his nephew William, who fought with Confederate forces.

Additional written features, and video installments with Penn State faculty and Civil War experts William Blair and Carol Reardon, have been shared leading up to and through the battle's sesquicentennial, July 1-3, 2013, and are archived at

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