The Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University has released the schedule and details for its Gettysburg 150 event, set for June 20. The daylong conference featuring historians and military experts will examine the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg, to mark its 150th anniversary.
During the afternoon, “The Three Days of Gettysburg,” will take a detailed, in-depth look at each day of the battle. Panelists will discuss the battle’s first day from 1 to 2:30 p.m., the second day from 2:45 to 4:15 p.m. and the third and final day from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
The day will conclude with an evening session, “The Seven Critical Decisions of Gettysburg,” that will take a broader look at the entire battle and the decisions that led to a victory for the Union forces. That talk will be at 7:30 June 20.
Panelists for the sessions will include experts from Fort Leavenworth’s Command and General Staff College, as well as history professors from KU and Park University in Parkville, Mo.
All the sessions will be at the Dole Institute, on KU's West Campus. The event is free and open to the public.