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HGAC Educational Speakers program presents “Three Young Men In Gettysburg – 1863”

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Time: 7:30 p.m.


Historic Gettysburg-Adams County (HGAC)
GAR Hall, 53 East Middle Street
Gettysburg, PA

Hear the stories of three young men in Gettysburg in the year 1863 — Daniel Skelly, Albertus McCreary, and Gates Fahnestock – at Historic Gettysburg Adams County’s Educational Speakers program on Tuesday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m.

There are many first-hand accounts of the Battle of Gettysburg and its aftermath.  In this program, Gettysburg Licensed Town Guide Ted Hirt recounts the experiences of these three young men of Gettysburg who were caught up in the battle and the devastation that followed. Learn about their encounters with the armies, their perspectives on the battle, and  their post-Civil War careers.

This free program will be held at the historic G.A.R. Hall on 53 East Middle Street in Gettysburg, PA 17325. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Ted Hirt has been a Gettysburg Licensed Town Historian/Guide since 2018.  He also is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Adams County Historical Society and of the Board of the Civil War Roundtable of Gettysburg.

Hirt is semi-retired attorney and a member of the District of Columbia Bar. He is a Professorial Lecturer in Law at the George Washington University Law School. From August 1979 to March 2016, he was a career attorney in various capacities in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division

The HGAC educational speaker programs are held in the handicapped accessible historic Grand Army of the Republic Hall (G.A.R.) in Gettysburg. These free, no reservations-needed lectures will be held the third Tuesday evening of the month thorough the year.​ For more information, please call Keith Schultz at 717-420-2155.


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