CANCELLED-Local Author Lecture Series
|Title:||CANCELLED-Local Author Lecture Series|
|Date & Time:||Tue May 12, 2020|
201 S. Washington St.
|Event Details:||Join us for four history lectures and book signings by local historians. May’s lecture concludes the series, and features Charles Raasch, author of Imperfect Union: A Father's Search for His Son in the Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg. Mr. Raasch’s book tells the story of famous New York Times correspondent, Sam Wilkeson, who arrived at the Battle of Gettysburg on its first day to learn that his son, Bayard, the youngest artillery officer in the Union Army, had been gravely wounded and was missing. Imperfect Union tells about the father's search for the son, amid the countless stories of degradation and heroism and quiet perseverance in the battle's aftermath. Tens of thousands of people from all over the North came to the suddenly famous town in search of wounded or lost loved ones, in what I describe as the second great invasion of Gettysburg. Cash bar.|
|Audience:||Anyone may attend|
|Tags:||Lecture, Lyceum, Museums|
For event details visit http://www.alexandriava.gov/c/29691
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