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Dole Institute sets Gettysburg event for June 20

June 6, 2013

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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.

Comments

blindrabbit 1 year, 6 months ago

Great! I've walked the battleground at Gettysburg several times including Little and Big Roundtops, Devils Den, Picketts Charge and Cemetery and Seminary Ridges, what a hair on the back of your neck feeling whenever there. Other places that have had that effect were Little Big Horn Site, Antietam, Battleship Arizona Memorial, Viet Nam Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery.

Looking forward to the 20th.

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