Gettysburg Campaign to be Recounted

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Hayes Scriven, Executive Director of the Northfield Historical Society announces, "We are  presenting the third talk in a series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War on Thursday, July 11, 6 p.m. at the Northfield Historical Society, 408 Division Street in downtown Northfield. Gettysburg Campaign is often referred to as the 'High water mark of the Confederacy.' Lee marched north with believing that he would end the war by destroying the Army of the Potomac and then taking the northern capital.  His plans ran astray and found him fighting on ground not of his choosing.  From July 1st to July 3rd the greatest battle of the civil war was fought and lost with the repulse of Pickett’s Charge.  Gettysburg changed the course of the civil war for evermore.  Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia never again attempted a major offensive attack, the war became a defensive for the south. Jim Stark, a student of the Civil War, will present the Gettysburg Campaign, the high water mark of the Confederacy."

The program starts at 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. - See more at: http://www.northfieldhistory.org/2013/06/the-gettysburg-campaign/#sthash.knA9bB69.dpuf