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Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital

7/6/24

Time: 7:30 p.m. prelude

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Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital
30 Chambersburg Street
Gettysburg, PA

Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital

The live performance, Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital, shares the authentic history of how Christ Lutheran Church was used as a Civil War hospital during and after the Battle of Gettysburg.

A typical Songs and Stories evening begins at 7:30 p.m. with music on the front church steps (weather permitting) followed by the main program in the historic church at 8:00 p.m. in the same sanctuary that served as a sanctuary for the wounded.

Each performance includes the sharing of first personal accounts from soldiers and nurses about Christ Lutheran hospital, Civil War poetry by Walt Whitman (himself a Civil War nurse), passages from Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, and Civil War–era music by well-known local musicians.

This program is free and open to the public; goodwill donations are accepted and appreciated.

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