Gettysburg 1863: The Town and Its People [F-11-31]

Presenter:Terry Niles
Location: SLCHA: Silas Wright House: County Gallery
Classes: 2 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Thu 1:30 PM 11/10, 11/17

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Before 1863 Gettysburg, PA was just another small ordinary American town. Then came July when two great armies converged there in one of the greatest battles of the American Civil War. This course focuses on some of the rarely told stories about the people of Gettysburg, and how they coped not only with the horrendous three-day battle, but also with the great devastation left behind when the two armies were long gone. Learn how, within four months after the battle, these people were able to host one of the most important events in American history, providing the stage from which President Lincoln would rededicate the Union cause.

Terry Niles graduated from SLU with a degree in history. He serves on the board of directors of the St. Lawrence Country Historical Society. He is an active member of the Civil War Round Table. Terry also teaches a popular series of lectures on Lincoln for SOAR.

Cap: 50

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