Scottsdale Civil War Roundtable presents “Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg”

“On They Came With Flags Flying,” picture by artist Mort Kunstler, depicting Confederate General Lewis Armistead leading his men at Pickett’s Charge. (Submitted photo)

“Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg” will be presented by Scottsdale Civil War Roundtable historians discussing the famous Gettysburg attack.

Scottsdale Civil War Roundtable’s “Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg: A Guide to the Most Famous Attack in American History” will be on Tuesday Nov. 13 at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library.

According to a press release, everyone is welcome. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the program begins at 5:45 p.m. Attendees will learn about Pickett’s Charge that happened on July 3, 1863, the third and final day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

An infantry of approximately 15,000 Confederate soldiers and about 6,500 Union troops were involved, the release detailed of the nine brigades of Confederate soldiers who marched over almost a mile of open ground while susceptible to cannon fire.

The ill-fated assault resulted in more than 6,000 Confederate casualties and the end of the battle of Gettysburg as well as General Robert E. Lee’s last invasion of the north, the release described.

Authors and historians James Hessler, a licensed guide at Gettysburg and a frequent speaker/teacher on this topic and Wayne Motts, CEO of the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg Pennsylvania and a Gettysburg guide for more than 25 years, will address controversies and unanswered questions surrounding the attack and defense of Pickett’s Charge, plus share several previously unpublished personal stories.

Scottsdale Civil War Roundtable meets the third Tuesday of every month in the Scottsdale Civic Center Library auditorium, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Speakers include well known Civil War experts from around the country.

The lecture series and Civil War battlefield preservation are supported by individual and family Memberships, the release noted.

For more information: scottsdalecwrt.org or call 480-699-5844.

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