Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides
Attention Gettysburg history buffs! Join the Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides in our 12th year of the “Walks Through History” series. Enjoy the sunset as your Guide presents and in-depth look at a particular aspect of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Tuesday, August 8th Evening Program
“Last Men Standing – 20th Indiana at Gettysburg” featuring LBG Chuck Rebesco
Of the 2,000 soldiers from Indiana engaged at Gettysburg, likely the men of the 20th Indiana are the least known. While the other Hoosier regiments are generally at least mentioned in the recountings of the battle, the 20th is not. It seems to be lost in the narrative of a 3rd Corps disaster. Rose Woods does not have the prestige or allure of the Wheatfield inferno or the otherworldly Devil’s Den. We will learn about these forgotten soldiers, their fight on July 2nd (challenging the usual judgement of the 3rd corps), and how they were “the last men standing”.
Meeting Place: The Wheatfield pull-off on Sickles Avenue. The tour will walk through Rose Woods to four different locations. We will stay on paved surfaces; there is one section of gentle incline. Parking: Please note during the Little Round Top closure parking is prohibited on Ayers Avenue. Please proceed to Sickles Avenue and park on the right side of the road with all four wheels on the pavement.
Registration will be open until noon the day of the event. Please register on our website as payment cannot be taken on the field.