July 9, 2019 Evening Walk “Confederate Monumentation at GNMP” LBG Therese Orr
While over 300 monuments dot the Gettysburg National Military Park landscape, most of them honor the Union veterans of this battle. Only twenty represent Confederates. This walk will explore the eleven Confederate State memorials along West and South Confederate Avenues. Dedicated between 1917 and 1982, we will learn of the development of each memorial, from idea to design to dedication. Some were dedicated with sentiments of reconciliation and American patriotism. Other dedication ceremonies seemed to be refighting the Civil War. Why the difference? We will travel by car from site to site, ending at the picnic area on South Confederate Avenue. Meeting place: North Carolina Memorial.