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$35.00 (Tax Exempt)

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October 24, 2021        “ A Splendid Brigade - Three Days With Perrin's South Carolinians" 

LBG Stuart Dempsey

The soldiers of McGowan’s Brigade – led at Gettysburg by Col. Abner Perrin – had amassed an enviable reputation on a half-dozen battlefields prior to the summer of 1863; man for man, no finer outfit graced the Army of Northern Virginia’s order of battle. On the verdant fields of Pennsylvania, they would meet the enemy again in a test as terrible as any they had previously experienced, and again they would prove their mettle. Join me as we get to know the men of this hard-fighting brigade and follow in their footsteps, not only in their famous July 1 assault on Seminary Ridge, but also in their lesser-known experiences on July 2-3, as they engaged doughty opponents in deadly combat on the fields west of Cemetery Hill, an action Col. Perrin described as “the heaviest skirmishing I have ever witnessed.”  Stands will be made at five places: near the Reynold’s Death Marker; the base of Seminary Ridge near the “rail barricade” site; a point immediately south of the Seminary Ridge museum; along West Confederate Avenue near the Perrin brigade tablet; and Long Lane at Rec Park where the program will end. 
Meeting Point: The Reynolds Death Monument, South Reynolds Avenue. Park along South Reynolds Avenue (please park on road only, not grass); alternatively, to avoid a longer walk back to your vehicle you might park along Springs Avenue near the Seminary. A solely walking tour, approximately 2.1 miles round trip, mostly on roads but with some uneven ground.

GETTYSBURG VISITOR’S ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISKS

In consideration of the services of The Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides®, their officers,  agents, and members, and/or all other persons or entities associated with those businesses (hereinafter collectively  referred to as “ALBG”) I agree as follows: 

Although ALBG has taken reasonable steps to provide me with appropriate equipment and experienced,  skilled guides so I can enjoy an activity for which I may not be skilled, ALBG has informed me this activity is not  without risk. Certain risks are inherent in each activity and cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique  character of the activity. These inherent risks are some of the same elements that contribute to the unique  character of this activity and can be the cause of loss or damage to my equipment, or accidental injury, illness, or  in extreme cases, permanent injury, trauma and/ or death. ALBG does not want to frighten me or reduce my  enthusiasm for this activity, but believes it is important for me to know in advance what to be aware of and to  expect and to be informed of the inherent risks as reasonably as possible. Most programs will be conducted on  the grounds of the Gettysburg National Military Park (“GNMP”). The following describes some, but not all, of  those risks.

  • Tripping, slipping and/or falling on uneven, slippery and/or brush and/or leaf-covered terrain
  • Exposure to severe weather, including but not limited to: Excessive cold, heat and/or humidity, sun,  heavy rain, thunderstorms, lightening and/or high winds 
  • Exposure to stinging insects, poison ivy and/or poison oak 
  • Traffic on GNMP and public roadways adjacent and through GNMP, which may be heavy at times and  may include, but is not limited to: automobiles, buses, motorcycles, scooters, horses, horse-drawn  vehicles, Segways and bicycles 

I am aware that outdoors programs entail risks of injury, trauma and/or death to any participant. I  understand the description of these inherent risks is as complete as is reasonably possible, and that other unknown  or unanticipated inherent risks may result in injury, trauma and/or death. I agree to assume and accept full  responsibility for the inherent risks identified herein and those inherent risks not specifically identified but may  also occur. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary; no one is forcing me to participate and I elect to  participate in spite of and with full knowledge of the inherent risks. 

I acknowledge that engaging in this activity may require a degree of skill and knowledge different than  other activities and that I have responsibilities as a participant. I acknowledge that the staff of ALBG [and the  Staff of the Gettysburg National Military Park who are publicly available to all Visitors for information at no  charge] has been available to more fully explain to me the nature and physical demands of this activity and the  inherent risks, hazards, and dangers associated with this activity. 

I certify that I am fully capable of participating in this activity. Therefore, I assume and accept full  responsibility for myself, including all minor children in my care, custody, and control, for bodily injury, death or  loss of personal property [including but not limited to automobiles, other vehicles, pets, etc.] and expenses as a  result of those inherent risks and dangers identified herein and those inherent risks and dangers not specifically  identified, and as a result of my negligence in participating in this activity. 

I have carefully read, clearly understood and accepted the terms and conditions stated herein and  acknowledge that this agreement shall be effective and binding upon myself, my heirs, assigns, personal  representative and estate and for all members of my family, including minor children.

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