Event Listing

  • 02/16/2014 Gettysburg National Military Park

    Gettysburg Mid-Winter Lecture Series- Little Mac versus Honest Abe

    The Civil War in 1864
    Gettysburg National Military Park Mid-Winter Lecture Series 2014

    Today's Program: Little Mac versus Honest Abe: Abraham Lincoln, George McClellan, and the Election of 1864, with Chris Gwinn.

    By the summer of 1864 Abraham Lincoln's chances of being elected to a second term seemed bleak. The end of the war was nowhere in sight, members of his own cabinet eyed the presidency for themselves, and George McClellan stood poised to triumph in the fall elections. The fate of the Union rested not on the battlefield, but with the ballot.

    This series of free, one-hour programs begins at 1:30 p.m., in one of the theaters at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Additional lectures will take place on weekends through March 9 and are free of charge. Full schedule available by calling 717-334-1124 x 8023 or by visiting www.nps.gov/gett

    Location: Museum and Visitor Center, Gettysburg National Military Park | Map Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Fee Information: Free of charge Contact Name: Gettysburg National Military Park Contact Phone Number: (717) 334-1124, ext. 8023
    More »

More Events At This Park | All Events Search