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Gettysburg Offers Special Winter Lecture Series – Gettysburg: Perspectives on the Battle and Campaign

Gettysburg National Military Park ranger Lt. Col. (ret.) Chuck Teague is among an impressive line-up of rangers who will be presenting interesting talks over this winter at the new Visitors Center. All these talks are free of charge and the public is welcome!
Gettysburg National Military Park News Release
For Release: December 15, 2009
Contact: Katie Lawhon
Phone: 717/ 334-1124 x 3121
Weapons of the battle, Lee’s retreat and Meade’s pursuit from Gettysburg, and the experience of battle on July 2 are among the topics of the 2010 National Park Service series of free winter lectures, Gettysburg: Perspectives on the Battle and Campaign at Gettysburg National Military Park.
National Park Rangers will offer the programs on weekends beginning Sunday, January 10 and running through Sunday, February 28. They are free of charge and will be held at the new Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, in the Ford Motor Company Fund Education Center.
Programs begin at 1:30 p.m. and last approximately one hour.
The lecture dates are: January 10, 16, 23, 24, 30; February 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28.
For more information go to Gettysburg National Military Park’s website at www.nps.gov/gett or call 717/ 334-1124 x 8023



Week #1

Sunday, January 10
Colonel Sharpe and The Bureau of Military Information – Angie Atkinson
Week #2
Saturday, January 16
Thinking Bigger – Gettysburg in Space and Time – Troy Harman

Week #3

Saturday, January 23
Civil War Maladies – The Cases of Robert E. Lee, A. P. Hill and Richard Ewell – Matt Atkinson
Sunday, January 24
E. P. Alexander and Resolving Conflicting Accounts of the Battle of Gettysburg – Karlton Smith
Week #4
Saturday, January 30
The Weapons of Gettysburg – Tom Holbrook
Week #5
Saturday, February 6
The Veterans and the Battlefield: How Veterans Shaped the Gettysburg Battlefield Park – John Heiser
Sunday, February 7
“To Judge and Act for Myself” – The Experiences of Colonel Charles Wainwright, Soldier & Democrat – Bert Barnett

Week #6

Saturday, February 13
“Unwilling Witness to the Rage of Gettysburg” – The Experience of Battle on July 2 – D. Scott Hartwig
Sunday, February 14
The Federal Fight When it Wasn’t – The 24 Hours Between July 1 Collapse and July 2 Battle – Chuck Teague
Week #7
Saturday, February 20
Lee’s Retreat and Meade’s Pursuit – Troy Harman
Sunday, February 21
Gettysburg, The Turning Point . . . But Not as You Think – Bill Hewitt
Week #8
Saturday, February 27
“More May Have Been Required of Them Than They Were Able to Perform” – Pickett’s Charge – Matt Atkinson
Sunday, February 28
Pettigrew and Trimble: New Insights Into the Other Half of Pickett’s Charge – Karlton Smith