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April 25 & 26th

The Confederation of Union Generals will present their "signature" program, "Meet the Generals"!





 U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center           


MAY  16 & 17 

     The Confederation of Union Generals 

            will meet & greet the public!

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,
WWW. Starproductionvideoandphotography.com
Contact at  817-341-7379


Image from the National Portrait Gallery,  Smithsonian Institution; gift 
of Mrs. Harry Newton Blue in memory of her husband  Harry Newton Blue 
(1893-1925), who served as an officer of the Regular U.S. Army  1917-1925.


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