Heading to Gettysburg… Again

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.

Facebook CraterOh well.

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.

I’ve got my work cut out for me. 🙂

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  • Excellent! Looks like I’ll get to see your “CSPAN moment” after all.

  • Al Mackey Jul 3, 2014

    I think she’s been sandbagging you, Kevin. Every time you go out of town she pulls out a Gettysburg book and memorizes it. You’ll get on the battlefield and she’ll know more than you! 🙂

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