No two men could have been more different from each other. General Robert E. Lee, the gentleman general in command of the highly successful Army of Northern Virginia marched his army across the Potomac to that fateful destiny at Gettysburg. General George Gordon Meade, whose irascible temper and impatience with subordinates, directed his Army of the Potomac northward to intercept Lee and bring the southern army to battle, one that could decide whether the Union lived or died as a broken dream. Army commanders alone do not win a battle by giving orders but depend upon those who lead troops under them, from the highest general down to the most recently promoted colonel. At Gettysburg, officers on both sides excelled while others failed their commanders. The 2017 Gettysburg National Military Park Seminar will examine the leaders of both armies and their subordinates who made crucial decisions in judgment, leadership and ability, and those who failed their commanding officers with the consequences of their actions.
Seminar speakers will include park interpretive rangers, Dr. Jennifer Murray, University of Virginia-Wise Campus, Dr. Timothy Orr, Old Dominion University, and Mr. Garry Adelman, Civil War Trust and Licensed Battlefield Guide.
Cost: $90 per person.
How to Register
Call the Gettysburg Foundation ticket office, toll free, at 877-874-2478
You may also visit the Tickets page on the Gettysburg Foundation website
. Once on the Tickets page, please follow these steps to register...
- Click the arrows on the calendar in the upper right corner of the page until you land on May, 2017.
- Once on May, 2017, click on May 12.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the "Buy" button next to the "2017 GNMP Seminar."
For lodging available in Gettysburg, visit the Destination Gettysburg website
The Semi-annual Gettysburg National Military Park Seminar is sponsored by the National Park Service and the Gettysburg Foundation with support from the Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg Campus.