Friday May 28, 2021

038 - July 1, 1863: A Meeting Engagement - The First Day at Gettysburg


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:

Joseph Hooker

John F. Reynolds

John Burns

Henry King Burgwyn

John R. Lane

Richard Ewell

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

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