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  • 02/01/2015

    Sailors Creek-Last of Ewell's Corps
    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 1865 and Beyond
Gettysburg National Military Park Mid-Winter Lecture Series 2015

Today's Program: "My God! Has the army been dissolved?!" - The Battles at Sailor's Creek, Virginia, with John Heiser, Gettysburg NMP

In the closing days of the war, two armies came to terms adjacent to a tranquil country stream ten miles north of Burkeville, Virginia. Nearly one-third of the Army of Northern Virginia, trapped in a Union vise of infantry and cavalry, fought a desperate and bloody battle. The loss was a devastating blow to a mortified General Lee who was left alone to rally the remnants of his shattered command on the road to Appomattox. Join John Heiser, Gettysburg NMP, as we take a detailed look at this disastrous event that ultimately led to the final days of Lee and his famous army.

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 8 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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