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Gettysburg 151st Anniversary
July 3, 4, & 5 2014
The Confederation of Union Generals will encamp on the grounds of the Wyndham Hotel in Gettysburg and be presenting a variety of programs to the public. Presentations include a meeting with the Gettysburg Generals of the Union Command on Thursday night at 7:30 PM; a "What If" debate between President Lincoln and presidential candidate, Major General George B. McClellan, on Friday night at 7:30 PM; concluding with a meet Union Generals from all theaters of the war on Saturday night at 7:30 PM. Over all three days, presentations will be made by such historic personalities as General George Meade; Lt. General Ulysses S. Grant and wife, Julia; Lt. General Winfield Scott; General Joshua L. Chamberlain; the “Rock of Chickamauga”, General George Thomas; heroes in defending Pickett’s Charge, Generals John Gibbon & Alexander Hays; Union spy Elizabeth Van Lew and General Ben Butler; General John Hartranft; Dr. Jonathan Letterman and Dr. Mary Walker on Civil War medicine; Lincoln’s Secretary John Nicolay; former slave to Union Officer, Major Martin Delany; Artillery Chief, Henry Hunt; Cavalry Commander John Buford, Kate Reynolds Landis; Naval hero, Captain John Worden, and many many more. It’s all happening on Gettysburg Anniversary weekend at the Wyndham Hotel on York Street but with presentations also occurring at the Hilton Garden Inn and the Marriot. Specific listings can be obtained by contacting each hotel. And, as with all COUG sponsored programs, it is FREE to the public.
IRON HERITAGE FESTIVAL
DANVILLE, PA July 18 & 19, 2014
The “Confederation of Union Generals” returns to Danville to encamp;
meet the residents and visitors; and join in the parade!
The mission of the Confederation of Union Generals (COUG) is to
authentically portray historical figures from the American Civil War era in order to educate the public and honor the service of the persons so portrayed; to aid and promote efforts to preserve the hallowed ground upon which the conflict was waged; and to commemorate and celebrate the history of the period, thereby preserving our common heritage.
Typically, we educate the public through a series of "Meet the Generals" and "Meet the Civilians" programs where our members answer questions from the audience in a first person, in character, narrative about their own role and accomplishments during the war.
As part of their preparation, each historical impressionist steeps himself
in the personal history of their adopted "persona", and of the era, to
make a historically accurate presentation in both appearance, context and
content. This approach, coupled with a "story telling" emphasis, has proven to
be enormously appealing to the general public, and an ideal way to engage
people of all ages in the most defining moment of the country's history.
World famous Living Historian Jim Getty leads the CONFEDERATION OF UNION GENERALS in reciting the Gettysburg Address for the Ken Burns LEARN THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS national initiative:
Click here to see the video
"We are people to whom the past is forever speaking. We listen to it because we cannot help ourselves, for the past speaks to us with many voices. Far out of that dark nowhere which is the time before we were born, men who were flesh of our flesh and bone of our bone went through fire and storm to break a path to the future. We are part of the future they died for; they are part of the past that brought the future. What they did--the lives they lived, the sacrifices they made, the stories they told and the songs they sang and, finally, the deaths they died--make up a part of our own experience. We cannot cut ourselves off from it. It is as real to us as something that happened last week. It is a basic part of our heritage as Americans."
COUGers at Gettysburg 150th.
Click to see the 150th Gettysburg video of
"Three Days That Saved The Union"
Video courtesy of Larry Torbett,
Contact at 817-341-7379