Dr. Aaron S. Oberly-Letters Home: Explorer #5

A Letters Home Account of a Civil War Naval Surgeon By Carter Stewart, Public History Center Fellow, Class of 2018, Christopher Newport University Editor: Dr. Sheri Shuck-Hall, Associate Professor of History, Director of the Public History Center, Christopher Newport University Soldiers who fought in the Civil War lived differently than we do today. They marched […]

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Rezin Gist-Letters Home: Explorer #3

Through the Lens of a Kentucky Soldier: Rezin Gist and the War of 1812  By Danielle Moore, Public History Center Fellow, Christopher Newport University, Class of 2016  Editor: Dr. Sheri Shuck-Hall, Associate Professor of History, Director, Public History Center, Christopher Newport University Rezin Gist was born on August 25, 1787, in Baltimore County, Maryland, and […]

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Captain James Cook: Explorer #2

Captain James Cook and Scientific Discoveries in the Age of Sail By Joshua Chase Thomas, Public History Center Fellow, Christopher Newport University, Class of 2015 Editor: Dr. Sheri Shuck-Hall, Associate Professor of History, Director of the Public History Center, Christopher Newport University The Age of Sail led to centuries of scientific findings and geographic exploration. […]

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Captain Christopher Newport: Explorer #1

Captain Christopher Newport: An Innovative Explorer in the Age of Sail

Standing before the entrance of Christopher Newport University is the figure of a 17th century Englishman in bronze, an artist’s rendition of the university’s namesake. But who was the real Christopher Newport? By Katherine Warakomski, Public History Center Fellow, Christopher Newport University, Class of 2017

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