Tomorrow my wife and I head to Gettysburg for the weekend. On Saturday afternoon at 3:30 I will deliver a presentation (followed by a book signing at 4:30) as part of the Gettysburg Foundation’s Sacred Trust Talks on the massacre of United States Colored Troops by Confederates at the Crater. It looks like an amazing line-up of speakers. I have the unenviable task and honor of following James I. Robertson, but hopefully some people will stick around for my talk. This year the Gettysburg Foundation is going to host a live streaming of every speaker between Friday and Sunday and each talk will eventually be available on YouTube and Vimeo.
Apparently, not everyone is happy that I’ve been invited.
What I am really looking forward to, however, is the opportunity to share Gettysburg with my wife. Over the past few days I’ve been putting together a tour that will take us from Blocher’s Knoll to the schlock houses along Steinwehr Ave. Last night at dinner and without any prompting from me she asked if I thought George Gordon Meade’s ability to command was hampered by the fact that he had only recently been given command of the Army of the Potomac.