Gettysburg 1863 [S-24-15]

Presenter:Terry Niles
Location: SLCHA: Silas Wright House: County Gallery
Classes: 2 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Wed 1:00 PM 04/24, 05/01

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This three-semester course will focus on how a small town of 2400 people, located in southern Pennsylvania, becomes the sight of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War.  What kind of a community was Gettysburg in June of 1863, and what attracted over 150,000 soldiers to choose this venue for battle, resulting in unbelievable carnage? The transition from a peaceful community in June 1863 to one of unthinkable bloodshed, culminating just a few months after with a visit by the President of the United States who, through a "few appropriate remarks," redefines the war to a much higher cause.  This course continues in Fall, 2024 and Spring, 2025.

Terry Niles is a local businessman who, along with his sons, owns Niles Financial Group.  This business provides wealth management, consulting, and insurance services to north country clients.  A 1976 graduate of St. Lawrence University, he majored in History and has taught several Soar classes.

Cap: 35

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