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Gettysburg History Symposium, Oct. 4-5, 2019

September 23, 2019



Join Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg Foundation for the Oct. 4-5, 2019 Gettysburg History Symposium. The History Symposium is a collaboration between Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg Foundation. This new event combines the Park’s Semi-Annual Seminar and the Foundation’s Fall Muster.

The History Symposium kicks off Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. with a keynote presentation by Jake Wynn, Director of Interpretation at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum. Wynn will discuss Major Jonathan Letterman’s contributions to revolutionizing battlefield medicine.
 
Purchase tickets online for the Friday evening presentation.
 
On Saturday, Oct. 5, participants can select a morning (8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) and afternoon session (1 to 4 p.m.) with a lunch buffet offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sessions include:

  • Gettysburg: Lost and Found
  • The Wrong Impression: A Study of the Proper Placement of Lane’s North Carolina Brigade during Longstreet’s Assault on July 3, 1863
  • Memories of the Battle: Union and Confederate Veterans and the Fighting on Culp’s Hill
  • On Freedom’s Tenuous Edge: Stories of Gettysburg’s African American Community Before, During and After the Battle
  • Great Tasks, Great Crusades: Gettysburg in the Ages of World War
  • “There never were such men in an army before”: The Army of Northern Virginia in the Aftermath of the Battle of Chancellorsville
  • Protest after Pickett’s Charge: “Stonewall” Hayes and the Birth of Anti-Confederate Sentiment at Gettysburg 
  • Killed at Gettysburg Project
  • Masons at Gettysburg 
  • A Story in Their Own Right: Monument Controversies
  • Lincoln and His Vision of a “New Nation”
  • The Peach Orchard 
  • “Unsurpassed Courage in Battle” Medal of Honor Recipients at the Battle of Gettysburg

Register online for the Saturday sessions and activities.
 

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