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Event Series Event Series: The Gettysburg Campaign

The Gettysburg Campaign

Monday, September 12, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

gettysburgThe Gettysburg Campaign began when Confederate General Robert E Lee started his Army of Northern Virginia on a bold and aggressive campaign to bring the Civil War to Pennsylvania, to Northern soil. Did the weary Union have the will to continue fighting against the confident and disdainful rebels? Learn about the historical drama that unfolded as both armies grew in strength and momentous decisions were made. Ultimately Lee lost nearly a third of his army, forcing a grueling retreat.

This retreat and the terrible aftermath on the town of Gettysburg are filled with stories of drama, hardship, and controversy over missed opportunities. The politics, strategies, evolving military tactics, along with personal stories from both sides will be discussed. Local units like the 4th Michigan, and local personalities like Monroe Michigan’s General George Armstrong Custer and Detroit’s General Alpheus Williams all play very dramatic roles in saving the Union from a devastating defeat.

Robert Adkins volunteers as a historical interpreter at the Raisin Battlefield National Park in Monroe Michigan. He also serves as President of the Monroe Chapter of Toastmasters.

Instructor: Robert Adkins
Mondays, September 12 and 19 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $22 members; $34 non-members

To register for Lifelong Learning classes and review the entire list of fall 2016 classes, visit www.lourdes.edu/lifelong, email lifelong@lourdes.edu or call 419-824-3707.

Registration may be made by credit card or check. Checks should be made payable to Lourdes University and mailed to: Lourdes University Lifelong Learning, 6832 Convent Blvd. Sylvania OH 43560.

Sponsored by Lourdes University Lifelong Learning Program.


Monday, September 12, 2016
11:00 am - 12:30 pm