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Sunday Afternoon Walk – “The 6th Wisconsin Infantry”

Last Date:
10/22/23

2:00 PM

Price: $35

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Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides
Reynolds Ave
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Attention Gettysburg history buffs! Join the Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides in our 12th year of the “Walks Through History” series. Enjoy a new program each Sunday as your Guide presents an in-depth look at a particular aspect of the Battle of Gettysburg.

October 22, 2023 – Afternoon Program        

“…and as my mind goes back to the fearful excitement, I marvel at it: the 6th Wisconsin Infantry featuring LBG Larry Korczyk

The battle walk will cover the battle action of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry o the morning of July 1 and their famous charge upon a railroad cut and a brigade of Mississippians and North Carolinians. It will involve approximately 400 yards of walking on relatively level ground on a park road and grass.  On the late morning of July 1, the 6th Wisconsin, in a reserve position for the Iron Brigade, which had been ordered to move into farmer John Herbst’s woodlot to battle a brigade of Tennesseans and Alabamians, will be ordered to the north side of the Chambersburg Pike to conduct a counterattack to retrieve the fortunes of the Union forces after General Lysander Cutlers brigade had been routed by the brigade of General Joe Davis. The 6th Wisconsin, along with the 95th NY and the 84 th NY, will eventually charge upon the Confederate soldiers, who had taken position within an unfinished railroad cut, and succeed in capturing over 230 Confederate soldiers.

Meeting Place: The participants will assemble, and the walk begin to the east side of Reynolds Avenue opposite the General John Reynolds death site memorial. Please park along the right side of Reynolds Avenue, ensuring all four wheels are on the pavement.

Registration will be open until the day of the event.  Please register on our website as payment cannot be taken on the field.

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