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  • 02/09/2014

    Union soldiers in camp
    Location: Gettysburg 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: "So You Think You Could Command a Civil War Army?, with Chuck Teague.

At one time or another in 1864, there were eighteen armies in the field varying in size from 7,000 to 70,000 soldiers. About two dozen generals were tasked to command these forces; some did poorly, but all struggled. Civil War buffs can be critical of the blunders committed, imaging how they might have done better. Yet what was the magnitude of pressures faced? In this program you will be invited to sit in the saddle commanding an army on the move and into battle, and reckon the myriad decisions you would need to be making. Any wrong decision might well lead to defeat. Are you ready to command?

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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