Tuesday Evening Walk – August 20, 2024

LBG Bill Thomas’s 20  August 2024 “McPherson Farm Fight”

The McPherson Barn has been called “. . . the sole survivor of the events that took place there on July 1, 1863. . . .”  After reviewing the history of the farm, the tour will proceed to examine the combat that took place there on July 1 and discover the role that the farm itself played in the battle.  You will learn of the courage of three Medal of Honor recipients, a ruse to avoid artillery fire, an alias enlistment, a combat artist, fighting at the railroad cut not involving the 6th Wisconsin, valiant color bearers, red legged devils, buck-tails, tar-heels and others.

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