August 3, 2024 – Session 9: Human Interest Stories of the Battle of Gettysburg

A battle is fought by human beings. The area where a battle is fought often contains innocent human beings unfortunate enough to be trapped by the struggle of the armies. Thus, stories of the unique experience of these soldiers and civilians put flesh on the bones of dry battle facts, figures and statistics. This session looks at the facts behind some of the cherished and the little-known human-interest stories related to the campaign and the Battle of Gettysburg. Oft told myths and stories will be discussed. Some will be debunked. Others verified.


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