Trail Closure, May 14-17, 2013
The walking trail from Sykes Avenue to the 20th Maine Monument and old Chamberlain Avenue is temporarily closed for repairs and paving. We anticipate it will reopen on Saturday, May 18.
Towers Closed For Inspection
Observation towers in the park will be temporarily closed for inspections on Thursday, May 16. The closures are: Oak Ridge Tower 8 AM-10 AM; Longstreet Tower 10 AM-12 PM; Culp's Hill Tower 12 PM-2 PM
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 1863
Gettysburg National Military Park Mid-Winter Lecture Series 2013
Today's Program: The Bloodless campaigns in Tennessee, with Bert Barnett
Following the Union army's victory at the Battle of Stone's River both sides prepared to renew the struggle for control of Tennessee in the spring of 1863. What followed was a campaign of maneuver between the armies of Braxton Bragg and William Rosecrans that resulted in no major battles, yet ended with Rosecrans' army in almost complete possession of the theater and its vital rail center of Chattanooga. Maneuver, abetted by a cohesive command structure, had carried the day, not fighting. Rosecrans' success posed a direct threat to the heart of the Confederacy that it reacted to vigorously.
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 10 and are free of charge. Full schedule available by calling 717-334-1124 x 8023 or by visiting www.nps.gov/gettMore »