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Exploring Gettysburg presented by Randy Drais - Historian, Lecturer

  • The Center at Holiday Inn Lehigh Valley 7736 Adrienne Drive Breinigsville, PA, 18031 United States (map)

Did you know that there were three privately-owned parks and a trolley line on the battlefield, all roughly operating at the same time?   Did you know that in addition to “citizen soldier” John Burns, the 70+ year old civilian who fought alongside Union troops, there were other citizens who fought as well, including an African-American?  Did you know that one monument, with an interesting story behind it, includes a depiction of a hornet’s nest with hornets angrily buzzing about? Join Randy Drais, amateur Civil War historian and Battle of Gettysburg buff, for a look at many of the lesser known facts, individuals, and locations pertaining to the Battle of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg National Military Park.