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A Sacerd Trust Evening: Provisions & Civil War History

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Time: Dinner & Cocktails, 5-7 p.m. | Book Signing, 6-6:45 p.m. | Evening Talk, 7-8 p.m. | Book Signing, 8-8:30 p.m.

Price: Adults $55


Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA

A Sacerd Trust Evening: Provisions & Civil War History is new for Sacred Trust 2023, co-hosted by Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation, in commemoration of the 160th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

In addition to dinner and cocktails (cash bar), enjoy a meet & greet with the evening presenter—A&E and History Channel series “Civil War Journal” senior advisor and author William C. “Jack” Davis. Davis’ presentation and book signings will follow dinner. Now accepting dinner reservations (through June 26 or until sold out). A dinner reservation is required and offers early access to obtain a free ticket for the July 1 evening Talk until sold out.

July 1 Evening program schedule:

View the program schedule and dinner menu.


7 p.m. Talk | “The President and His General: Lee and Davis, A Partnership that Worked”

The success or failure of a democracy at war depends heavily on the relations between the commander-in-chief and his military chieftains. There is no question that Jefferson Davis’ relations with his army commanders deeply impacted the conduct of the Confederate cause. For all the failures Davis had with Joseph E. Johnston, P.G.T. Beauregard and others, his interaction with Lee was almost a model of what such a relationship should be, and both employed considerable restraint to make it work.

William C. “Jack” Davis, retired Executive Director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies and professor of history at Virginia Tech, formerly spent 31 years in editorial and marketing management in the book and magazine publishing industry. He has been consulted for numerous film and television productions, and was senior advisor for the A&E and History Channel series Civil War Journal. Davis is the author or editor of more than 50 books in Civil War and Southern history, and most recently co-edited with Sue Heth Bell, The Whartons’ War: The Civil War Correspondence of General Gabriel C. Wharton  & Anne Radford Wharton, 1863-1865.  He is currently working with Ron Maxwell, director of the epic films Gettysburg and Gods and Generals, on two docudrama series for television.


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