On the Eve of the 150th Anniversary of the Crater
Porto from our hotel balcony. Notice the warehouses filled with port wine at the bottom.
Hope everyone is doing well. My wife and I just returned from a wonderful trip to Portugal that included Lisbon and Porto. The food was amazing, the people are incredibly friendly, and best of all you can enjoy the country on a fairly limited budget.
Next week marks the 150th anniversary of the battle of the Crater. It is by far the most popular commemorative event of the Petersburg Campaign and there is a good deal to do if you are in the area. I am heading down on Tuesday so I can be on the battlefield early morning on July 30th. Tours are scheduled throughout the day along with a keynote address in the morning.
On August 1 I will deliver a talk on the Crater and historical memory at 7pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, which is located at 10 Union Street. The park service is expecting the largest number of visitors on Saturday, August 2. There will be no parking on the battlefield so plan accordingly. Click here for a list of all activities related to the Crater.
Below is the talk on the Crater that I delivered a couple of weeks ago at the Gettysburg National Battlefield as part of the Sacred Trust Talks.