Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Gettysburg 158th Anniversary

There are a number of programs during the July 1 to July 3 anniversary. Note some are virtual and thus available even if one does not make it to Gettysburg.

For July 3

Battle Walk: "A Desperate Thing to Attempt” - Pickett’s Charge Visitors are invited to follow in the footsteps of the Confederate soldiers that took part in Pickett’s Charge, the climactic moment of the Battle of Gettysburg. Who were the men that made this assault, what motivated them, and what did they experience in the fields between Seminary and Cemetery Ridge? Join Ranger Matt Atkinson and retrace the route of the most famous charge in American military history. This program involves significant hiking and walking occasionally over rough terrain. Water, headgear, sun protection, insect repellent, and comfortable, sturdy walking shoes are highly recommended. Meet at the Virginia Monument, Auto Tour Stop 5. Park along West Confederate Avenue. Keep all wheels on pavement. 3 pm Anniversary Lecture Series Over the anniversary of the battle Park Rangers and historians will host hour-long presentations, offering unique perspectives on the events of 158 years ago. This special series is co-sponsored by Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation. 8 pm - All tickets are SOLD OUT but we will live stream this event on our Facebook page.

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Separately, the following is something which was intended for May 2020, but Covid intervened:

Of relevance to a theme in the above jpg, note from Warren Spahn:

“I didn’t retire from baseball. Baseball retired me.”

And of Spahn's connection to Casey Stengel:

“I’m the only guy to play for Casey Stengel before and after he was a genius.”


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