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“Gettysburg at Arlington” Topic at York CWRT on March 20

National Park Service photo of the recent interment of two dead Union sailors recovered from the Civil War ironclad Monitor.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Richard Kohr will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the York CWRT on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 7 p.m. The topic of the evening will be “Gettysburg at Arlington.” The meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Historical Society Museum at York County Heritage Trust, 250 E. Market Street in downtown York, Pennsylvania. There is no charge for admission and the public is welcome! Parking is also free!

There are a surprising number of connections between Gettysburg and Arlington National Cemetery. Of course some of these are fairly well known; the connection between Robert E. Lee and Arlington, prominent officers who fought at Gettysburg who are buried there, etc. However, there are some surprises as well…how does the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier relate to the Battle of Gettysburg? Where is the only grave in Arlington of a U.S. serviceman killed at Gettysburg and why is that grave dated 1922? We will examine the famous, the infamous, the heroes and the scoundrels…they all have two things in common; they are somehow connected to Gettysburg and they are buried at Arlington.

Richard Kohr is a native of Lebanon, Pennsylvania and a graduate of Lebanon Valley College. He has been a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg National Military Park for 19 years. Rich is a past president of the Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, has worked as a continuing education instructor for Harrisburg Area Community College, and has been a presenter at several ALBG’s seminars.

Bring a friend to this informative and enjoyable evening!