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Online Lecture: Lincoln's Legendary Visit — The Gettysburg Cemetery Story

Program No. 24757RJ
Join us on Monday, Oct. 23, 2023, at 3 p.m. (ET)/ 12 p.m. (PT), for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about the creation of Gettysburg National Cemetery and Lincoln's immortal visit.
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At a Glance

Join Dr. Bradley Gottfried, a renowned Civil War author and Gettysburg licensed town guide, as he brings to life the story of Gettysburg’s Soldiers National Cemetery. After the battle, it was unanimously agreed that the thousands of poorly-buried soldiers deserved better resting places, but the journey to this end was arduous, marked by controversy and setbacks. As the bodies were being moved, plans for the cemetery’s dedication began to take shape. Lincoln’s visit, initially an afterthought, unfolded as a 25-hour legend shrouded in mystery. Dr. Gottfried’s expert insights will captivate you, providing a deeper understanding of the historical significance of this unique chapter in history.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event.

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