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Great Battles Lecture—Gettysburg: History and Hype
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Great Battles Lecture—Gettysburg: History and Hype
When:
 06:00PM - 07:00PM
Where:
Penn Museum - Philadelphia
Category:
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GettysburgJanuary 2
Wednesday, 6:00 pm
"Great Battles" Evening Lecture
Gettysburg: History and Hype
It is conventional to depict Gettysburg as a decisive Union victory, the turning point in our Civil War. But that conflict dragged on for nearly two years after Gettysburg, and the fierce resistance mounted by Confederate armies in Virginia and Georgia in the spring and summer of 1864 almost caused a war-weary Northern public to lose its will to continue fighting and turn Abraham Lincoln out of the White House. This lecture compares this battle with other truly decisive Union victories, and considers our distorted view of what the Civil War was really like—which blinds us to the kind of nation that the war produced. Dr. Gregory J.W. Urwin, Department of History, Temple University, speaks at this "Great Battles: Moments in Time that Changed History" series lecture program. Admission with advance registration: $5, general public; $2, Museum members; $10 at the door based on availability.

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Venue:
Penn Museum
Street:
3260 South Street
ZIP:
19104
City:
Philadelphia
State:
PA
Country:
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MUSEUM LOCATION

3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000

MUSEUM HOURS

Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
First Wednesdays: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Monday: CLOSED

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