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York CWRT to feature Dr. Charles Teague discussing Oliver O. Howard on April 17

Union Maj. Gen. O. O. Howard

The York Civil War Round Table will feature historian Dr. Charles Teague at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 7 p.m. The presentation topic of the evening will be “‘We Shall be Wiped Out of Existence’ – From Calamity to Crisis: Oliver O. Howard, Out of Chancellorsville and into Gettysburg.”

One of the great debacles of the Civil War occurred at Chancellorsville, when Major General Oliver O. Howard’s 11th Corps was struck with such devastation by the Rebels he felt he “wanted to die.” It would not be long afterwards he would find himself on another battlefield where he said he thought he indeed would die when facing overwhelming enemy forces again. We will ponder what he expected, and what he intended, and what he did, including lessons learned coming out of Chancellorsville and into Gettysburg.

Dr. Charles Teague is on the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania and is a seasonal Park Ranger for the past eleven years at Gettysburg National Military Park. He is also past president of the Gettysburg CWRT and Historic Gettysburg Adams County. Currently he is serving as Borough Councilor for the 1st Ward of Gettysburg. He has spoken for the Civil War Institute, Gettysburg Foundation, Civil War Trust, Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History, and various Civil War Round Tables, military groups, and college classes. He is also a retired Lt. Colonel from the U.S. Military and currently lives in Gettysburg.

The York CWRT invites the public to join them for this PowerPoint lecture. The meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St., York, PA. For more information, call (717) 848-1587, ext. 225.

There is no charge for admission!  Parking is free!  Bring a friend!