Evening Walk – June 27 – Slaughter Pen Fight

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$30.00 (Tax Exempt)

This tour will cover the July 2nd action in and around the Slaughter Pen. We will focus on the experiences of the 40th New York, one of the most unusual regiments in the Army of Potomac. Nicknamed the “Mozart Regiment,” the 40th NY was originally composed of men from New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts and, by the time it came to Gettysburg, had also absorbed veterans from 5 other New York regiments. Yet this “motley” collection of men will be called upon to make a stand that was so desperate one senior Union officer would later call it “the most brilliant affair of the day.” We will meet in the Devil’s Den parking lot.

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