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2nd Saturday Civil War Series: Civilian Stories of the Battle of Gettysburg with Evan Portman
March 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
In Person in the Lincoln Gallery at ACFL&MH
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Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9370579279 Meeting ID: 937 057 9279
While Union and Confederate armies engaged one another on the bloody fields of Gettysburg, the civilians of the town had a front row seat to one of the momentous events in American history. But in many ways, the civilian experience of the battle was less a front row seat and more an active role. Much like the soldiers and generals, the civilians helped shape the outcome of the battle in their own indelible ways. From John Burns to Sarah Broadhead, nearly every Gettysburg resident was touched by the battle and contributed to its legacy. Those three fateful days in July 1863 would change their lives and their community forever.
Evan Portman is a fledgling historian from Export, Pennsylvania. He is currently an intern with the American Battlefield Trust as well as a continuing education instructor with the Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission. Evan is also a guest contributor of Emerging Civil War and has his own channel on Youtube dedicated to exploring lesser known sites and of the Battle of Gettysburg. A recent graduate of Saint Vincent College, he is currently pursuing a master’s degree in history at Duquesne University.