Erie Troops at Gettysburg: 160 Years Later

July 10th,2023 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Professor/Instructor/Speaker: George Deutsch, B.S.

Erie Troops at Gettysburg: 160 Years Later

160 years ago, the bloodiest battle of the Civil War took place at Gettysburg, PA. Over 1000 men from northwestern Pennsylvania fought there on some of the most iconic places of that battlefield: Little Round Top, Culps Hill and the Wheatfield. Civil War historian George Deutsch will discuss the outsized role that troops from the Erie area played during the war and especially focus on their gritty determination during this crucial battle. Stories of individuals who fought there will be highlighted.


Location: Jefferson Educational Society - 3207 State Street, Erie, PA 16508

Date/Time: Monday, July 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Admission: $10/person or $15 with a guest

Parking: lot behind building, State Street, 33rd Street, 32nd Street, French Street

George Deutsch, B.S.

George Deutsch, B.S., Executive Director, Emeritus, of the Erie County Historical Society/Hagen History Center is a leader in historical preservation and multiple public history projects. In 2022, he concluded a five-year, $11 Million, building and exhibit construction project for the History Center. He has co-founded several historical organizations related to the Civil War and the War of 1812 in his hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania, including the Flagship Niagara League, which played a central role in reconstructing the U.S. Brig Niagara and creating the Erie Maritime Museum. He has taught history courses at the Chautauqua Institution in New York since 2005 and has lectured on both political and historical topics at Erie’s Jefferson Educational Society since 2010. For 30 years he has given numerous presentations on Civil War history across seven states and Washington, D.C. In 2023, Deutsch finished a three-year term on the Historical Marker Committee for the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office. He continues to serve as a representative for the America250PA Commission. He has been published in numerous journals and also served as a consultant to National Geographic magazine for its Civil War sesquicentennial issue. Deutsch was honored twice by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and received the Local History Award in 2003 from the Erie County Historical Society. He earned a degree in history from Mercyhurst University and was also educated at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He is currently writing a new book on the famous Civil War regiment, the 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry from northwestern Pennsylvania.