About this episode:
From the Battle of Gettysburg, there are as many stories as participants. For this episode, selections from the first day: stories about the first shot, the arrival and instantaneous death of a Union corps commander, the desperate struggle for a flag, an unlikely 69-year-old volunteer, and two infantry regiments savagely engaged - the men of the 26th North Carolina and the 24th Michigan. All actors in a great historical drama, and played out - just as we are - as human beings.
Some Characters Mentioned In This Episode:
John F. Reynolds
Henry King Burgwyn
John R. Lane
Other References From This Episode:
Actions on Day 1 of The Battle of Gettysburg: July 1st, 1863
**Painting by Don Troiani
Get The Guide:
Want to learn more about the Civil War? A great place to start is Fred's guide, The Civil War: A History of the War between the States from Workman Publishing. The guide is in its 9th printing.
Producer: Dan Irving