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  • 01/26/2014

    from Battles & Leaders
    Location: Gettysburg NMP 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: "There is no use talking about peace now, we have to fight it out." Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia in 1864, with John Heiser.

The Army of Northern Virginia emerged from the defeat at Gettysburg a dangerous and still viable army. Throughout the late summer and fall of 1863, Lee's command continued to outmaneuver the Army of the Potomac. Through the winter of 1863-1864 the army recovered and prepared itself for the spring. By April, Longstreet and his veterans were back from Tennessee and the army was fit, tough, and ready for the new Union offensive all knew was impending. Hardened as Lee and his veterans were the campaign in Virginia that spring and summer eclipsed anything they had experienced and tested the army as it had never been tested before.

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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