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Please join us for a weekend-long visit to locations, landmarks and areas that used to be on the battlefield, but are no longer there. Many of these features actually have remnants on the field. There will be five programs, one indoor on Friday, November 8, and four separate tours on Saturday, November 9. You may purchase this seminar online, or if you prefer, you may mail a check in the amount of $125, payable to "ALBG", to ALBG P.O.Box 4152 Gettysburg, PA 17325-4152.
Friday - November 8 - 6:30pm Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg. Welcome and reception proceeding the 7pm lecture by LBG Dave Weaver entitled "World War I at Gettysburg".
Saturday - November 9 - 8am Hilton Garden Inn, 1061 York Rd, Gettyburg. Coffee and light breakfast proceed the following field tours:
8:30am - Camp Letterman Field Hospital. Presentation by LBG's Fran Feyock and Rick Schroeder as they discuss the action following the departure of the armies at Gettysburg. This program will focus on the structure, anethesia and medical care of the approximately 20,995 soldiers both north and south, plus the operation of an 1863 temporary field hospital.
10:30am - "He sleeps by the side of a great rock.." - Battlefield burial sites by LBG Britt Isenberg. Most studies of the battle of Gettysburg focus solely on the three days of bloody combat, but the worst part of any battle story begins when the guns go silent. Who takes care of burying the dead? This tour examines the grim process of providing soldiers a final resting place. Standing by former gravesites, Britt will tell the stories of several of Gettysburg's fallen.
Noon - Lunch - Hilton Garden Inn - Grille and Bar ( included in registration fee )
1pm - 1913 Reunion ( and Camp Colt ). Presentation by LBG Eric Lindblade. In the summer of 1913, over 50,000 Civil War veterans returned to the fields of Gettysburg to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the battle. Images of former adversaries shaking hands across the wall still stir the imagination today. Was the so-called "Peace Jubilee" that simple? Eric will present the planning, personalities and myths associated with the Great Reunion. Tour will visit the sites related to the reunion including discussion of the infrastructure improvements needed that would be put to use again in 1917 and 1918 by the US Army.
3pm - World War II at Gettyburg. Presentation by LBG John Baniszewski. Many people at Gettysburg made important contributions to America's efforts to defeat Germany and Japan during WW II. In this program, you will visit the sites and learn about the people and facilities on the battlefield that were used to teach psychological warfare techniques, develop maps used to conquer the Japanese-held islands, house German prisoners, provide fuel in fulfilling America's role as the "Arsenal of Democracy" and train college students to fly planes that protected the Atlantic Coast in 1942.
4:30pm - Final wrap up to the day at the General's Ballroom at Hilton Garden Inn
*The Hilton Garden Inn is offering a special rate of $119 to our guests for the night of November 8. The group code for our group is BFG – Licensed Battlefield Guides. The hotel’s phone number is 717-334-2040. We look forward to seeing you at our Seminar.