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  • Park Bookstore Closed on Tuesday, September 30

    The park bookstore will close at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 for inventory. It will reopen on its regular schedule on Wednesday, October 1.

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  • 02/16/2014

    Artillery on the march by William Trego
    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: 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

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