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$30.00 (Tax Exempt)

June 25, 2019 Evening Walk   “Earnest & Bloody Work”: The defense of West Cemetery Hill”   LBG Stuart Dempsey

The longest sustained combat of the battle of Gettysburg occurred in front of West Cemetery Hill, fought between Orland Smith’s Federal brigade and the Confederates of Pender’s Division. During nearly every daylight hour of July 2nd and 3rd, elements of these units engaged in deadly firefights for control of a stretch of high ground between Cemetery Hill and Seminary Ridge – a battlefield that is all but forgotten today. Our tour will examine the bitter contest that Abner Perrin called, “The heaviest skirmishing I have ever witnessed.”  Meeting place: Flagpole of the National Cemetery Annex (Steinwehr Avenue opposite Tommy’s Pizza).

 

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