Gettysburg Battle Anniversary: July 1-4, 2015

The good folks at the Gettysburg National Military Park published the anniversary schedule for this year. I’m planning to be there. How about you?

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The three day Battle of Gettysburg marked a turning point not only in the course of the American Civil War, but also for the future of the United States of America. Join Park Rangers and Licensed Battlefield Guides during the 152nd Anniversary for a series of free guided walks and talks that discuss, explore, and reflect on this important chapter in our nation’s history.

Note: On all park avenues please park your vehicle on the right side of the road, unless otherwise directed, with all wheels on the pavement. Schedule is subject to change.

Daily Ranger-Guided Programs
Wednesday, July 1 – Friday, July 3

Battlefield in a Box: An Overview (30 minutes) – Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park Ranger and build a map of the battlefield using props. This program is perfect for the first time visitor wanting a better…

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  1. Al Mackey, I have a book, “Gettysburg The Last Invasion” by Allen C Guelzo. Do you know about this book, and would you recommend it? On another site that book was panned by a man who said had a master’s degree in history and 29 years as a guide at Getttysburg park. He claimed that the book has inaccuracies and Gettysburg College, where Guelzo is director of Civil War Studies, is not a reliable source of information. What do you think?

    1. Pat, I thought the book was wonderful. I disagree with his viewpoint on George G. Meade, but everything he says can be backed up with sources. The book won the Lincoln Prize, which is the highest award a Civil War book can receive. My review is here. Anyone who says Gettysburg College is not reliable has no clue of what they’re talking about.

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