The Civil War in 1865 and Beyond
Gettysburg National Military Park Mid-Winter Lecture Series 2015
Today's Program: What Gettysburg Meant: Civil War Veterans Reflect on America's Most Famous Battle, with Christopher Gwinn.
Few events figure as prominently in the American story as the battle of Gettysburg. In the past century and a half the three-day struggle has come to occupy a central place in our national memory and understanding of the American Civil War. But, what did Gettysburg mean to the Union and Confederate veterans who fought there? How did they reflect on its legacy and meaning in the decades immediately following the end of the four year conflict? Join Christopher Gwinn, Supvervisory Ranger at Gettysburg NMP, for a look at the significance of the battle of Gettysburg from the perspective of the men who fought there and lived to tell the tale.
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 in the Ford Education Center 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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