Every day throughout the summer the staff of Gettysburg National Military Park present dozens of free walks, talks, and hikes that explore and reflect on the Battle of Gettysburg and the American Civil War. These programs occur all over the park and examine nearly every facet of the three day battle and the larger conflict of which it was a part. Hopefully the ranger can bring to life, in some small way, the people that made history at Gettysburg a century and a half ago and allow modern visitors to form a connection with the past and with this battlefield.
Few aspects of the Gettysburg story are as complex and difficult to grasp as that of the 2nd day of the battle, July 2nd, 1863. It was by far the bloodiest and most complex day of the battle, and it remains arguably the most controversial day both for its participants and for later generations of historians and guides.
We invite you to join Ranger Jim Flook at the Peach Orchard as he attempts to untangle the chaos, confusion, and carnage that was the 2nd day of the battle of Gettysburg.
Don’t forget, the best way to explore the battlefield is by visiting it! Our full schedule of free ranger guided programs can be found online at http://www.nps.gov/gett
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