Friday, October 30, 2009

Sickles to be Topic of Presentation

The National Civil War Museum, in conjunction with Camp Curtin Historical Society, today announced that James Hessler will be visiting the Museum on Sunday, November 8, 2009 for a presentation and book signing for his new book, Sickles At Gettysburg: The Controversial Civil War General Who Committed Murder, Abandoned Little Round Top, and Declared Himself the Hero of Gettysburg.

Hessler’s presentation will begin at 2:00pm, with a book signing to follow. Hessler, a licensed Gettysburg battlefield guide, examines many of the controversies surrounding Dan Sickles, including the murder of Philip Barton Key, a questionable promotion to command the III Corps, his abandonment of Little Round Top at Gettysburg, his wounding at Trostle Farm and his efforts to regain his reputation.

The presentation is free to the public; however, regular Museum admission prices will apply for those visiting the galleries. Sickles At Gettysburg is available for purchase at The National Civil War Museum gift shop.

About The National Civil War Museum
Opened in February 2001, The National Civil War Museum is a non-profit educational institution dedicated solely to the American Civil War. It is the largest Civil War museum that addresses the war from both the Northern and Southern perspective, and from both a military and civilian perspective. The Museum protects some of the nation's treasures, including General Robert E. Lee's personal Bible, and more than 24,000 artifacts, documents and photos, worth an estimated $20 million. Admission to the Museum is $9.00 for adults, $8.00 for seniors, and $7.00 for students with reduced rates for children and families. The Museum offers complimentary ample parking. For more information, please call 717.260.1861, or visit the Museum’s website at

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