• Gettysburg National Military Park

    Gettysburg

    National Military Park Pennsylvania

Event Details

  • 02/01/2014

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    Location: Museum and Visitor Center | 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

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

Today's Program: "Yankees in Georgia! How did they ever get in?!" - Serman's Army and the March to the Sea, with Bert Barnett

Following the capture of Atlanta in September of 1864, momentous decisions faced General William Tecumseh Sherman.  Where to go now, and why?  His forces, energized with victory, lay seemingly poised into the very heart of the Confederacy, yet also at the end of a long, potentially vulnerable supply line.  Mythology meets practicality as we explore Sherman's solution to this conundrum, as his forces target Savannah.

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

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