Tuesday Evening Walk – June 18, 2024

Billy Griffith’s 18 June 2024  – “Thunder from the West: McIntosh, Pegram, Wainwright, and their artillerymen on July 1”

The roles of Majors David G. McIntosh’s and William J. Pegram’s Confederate artillery battalions along Herr Ridge on July 1, 1863, have widely been overlooked or forgotten by modern students of the battle. Throughout the morning and afternoon of the first day’s fighting, around thirty of their cannons wreaked havoc within the Union ranks on McPherson Ridge. In response, Colonel Charles Wainwright’s First Corps artillery brigade returned shot and shell, desperately trying to silence the enemy guns. Join us for this Tuesday evening battle walk to hear the stories of the artillerymen that have been excluded from the story of the July 1st struggle west of town. 


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