Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides
Join Licensed Battlefield Guides on Tuesday evenings this summer for a series of in-depth walking tours. These programs are ideal for those who want a closer study of certain aspects of the battle. Register in advance on the website, cost is $35.
July 19, 2022 Evening Walk
“The 1st Minnesota” featuring LBG Chris Army
This program focuses on the actions of the famed 1st Minnesota Regiment on July 2nd, 1863. During the height of the battle, as Union General Winfield Scott Hancock was riding north up the line he saw a threat coming across the field in the form of an entire Confederate brigade. Looking to buy more time to get additional troops positioned for defense, Hancock came across the small regiment of the 1st Minnesota. His orders for them to go in resulted in heavy casualties for the Minnesotans, but the action bought Hancock the precious time he needed to get more troops to the friction point. We will walk approximately ¾ of a mile over mostly even ground, although parts of the field may not be so. Participants are encouraged to wear good boots, and bring water and bug spray along.
Meeting Place: 1st Minnesota Memorial