16 Aug 2017

Walk in the footsteps of Gettysburg's Heroes

Walk in the footsteps of Gettysburg's Heroes

July 1, 1863. Confederate soldiers move toward Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Soldiers in blue stand like iron to slow the Southern advance. A local citizen named John Burns joins the fight to protect his town. Confederate General Robert E. Lee arrives on the scene in time to witness his victorious men advancing beyond a formidable ridge where Lee would soon make his headquarters. These are but a few of the stories of the Battle of Gettysburg, which is but one of thousands of Civil War engagements. And many Americans know little about it. Their children know even less.

We are trying to address the dearth of knowledge regarding our own history and you can help, one kid at a time! Instill a lifelong passion for history by bringing your son, daughter, niece, nephew, neighbor or friend to Gettysburg as we walk in the footsteps of thousands of Civil War soldiers at our fifteenth Generations event on September 2nd from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Choose your side, get in line and march in the footsteps of your ancestors on the very ground where countless, dramatic events transpired. Most kids will get to don the uniforms of their choice as we learn about America and Americans. After we learn how to march in line, we will put our new skills to the test and try to outflank the enemy. The fighting, photos and fascinating evolution of the Gettysburg Battlefield comes to life. We’ll conclude with a special visit to Lee’s Headquarters, preserved and restored by Civil War Trust members.

If you can’t make it, share the event with a friend. Together, we can share the remarkable story of our nation's history with the next generation.

This Generations event is FREE for kids ages 7 to 17, but space is limited.


American Battlefield Trust

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