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Civil War church service

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Time: 11:00 am

Price: Free


Lomas Center Museum
50 Mayor Alley
Gettysburg, PA

Civil War church service set on battlefield

The Lomas Center, 50 Mayor Alley, Gettysburg, will offer “A Civil War Divine Service” Sunday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m., to coincide with the annual Remembrance Day activities that weekend commemorating the 158th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863.

The free one-hour reenactment of a Civil War battlefield non-denominational worship service will be officiated by Rev. Dr. Nancy Hale, pastor of the Bald Eagle Valley Community and Milesburg United Methodist Churches, located near State College, Pennsylvania.

Hale is a Civil War chaplain reenactor and the author of “Faith and Duty,” a novel about a chaplain serving during the American Civil War.  According to Hale, “The chaplain in my story is a Union captain from New York State who struggles to reconcile his faith with his sense of duty to his nation as well as the men in his regiment, a struggle faced by many chaplains and soldiers in the War Between the States.”

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