Weapons of the battle, Lee’s retreat and Meade’s pursuit from Gettysburg, and the experience of battle on July 2 are among the topics of the 2010 National Park Service series of free winter lectures, “Gettysburg: Perspectives on the Battle and Campaign at Gettysburg National Military Park.”
National Park Rangers will offer the programs on weekends beginning Sunday, Jan. 10 and running through Sunday, Feb. 28. They are free of charge and will be held at the new Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, in the Ford Motor Company Fund Education Center.
Programs begin at 1:30 p.m. and last approximately one hour.
The programs for 2010, along with the NPS Ranger presenting the program, are:
Sunday, Jan. 10 – Colonel Sharpe and The Bureau of Military Information (Angie Atkinson)
Saturday, Jan. 16 – Think Bigger – Gettysburg in Space and Time (Troy Harmon)
Saturday, Jan. 23 – Civil War Maladies – The Cases of Robert E. Lee, A.P. Hill and Richard Ewell (Matt Atkinson)
Sunday, Jan. 24 – E. P. Alexander and Resolving Conflicting Accounts of the Battle of Gettysburg (Karlton Smith)
Saturday, Jan. 30 – The Weapons of Gettysburg (Tom Holbrook)
Saturday, Feb. 6 – The Veterans and the Battlefield: How Veterans Shaped the Gettysburg Battlefield Park (John Heiser)
Sunday, Feb. 7 – “To Judge and Act for Myself” – The Experiences of Colonel Charles Wainwright, Soldier & Democrat (Bert Barnett)
Saturday, Feb. 13 – “Unwilling Witness to the Rage of Gettysburg” – The Experience of Battle on July 2 (D. Scott Hartwig)
Sunday, Feb. 14 – The Federal Fight When it Wasn’t – The 24 Hours Between July 1 Collapse and July 2 Battle (Chuck Teague)
Saturday, Feb. 20 – Lee’s Retreat and Meade’s Pursuit (Troy Harman)
Sunday, Feb. 21 – Gettysburg, The Turning Point… But Not as You Think (Bill Hewitt)
Saturday, Feb. 27 – “More May Have Been Required of Them Than They Were Able to Perform” – Pickett’s Charge (Matt Atkinson)
Sunday, Feb. 28 – Pettigrew and Trimble: New Insights Into the Other Half of Pickett’s Charge (Karlton Smith)
For more information, visit Gettysburg National Military Park’s website at www.nps.gov/gett or call (717) 334-1124, ext. 8023.