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, retired Executive Director of the Hagen History Center, has co-founded several historical organizations related to the Civil War and the War of 1812 in his hometown of Erie. Mr. Deutsch helped create the Flagship Niagara League, which played a central role in reconstructing the U.S. Brig Niagara and creating the Erie Maritime Museum. He annually teaches history courses at Chautauqua Institution near Mayville, N.Y., and for 30 years has given numerous presentations on Civil War history across seven states and Washington, D.C. He has been published in numerous journals and also served as a consultant to National Geographic magazine for its Civil War sesquicentennial issue. He earned a degree in history from Mercyhurst University and was also educated at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.