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Every second Wednesday of the month, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park are partnering to bring the Civil War Sesquicentennial to Appomattox. Each month, a knowledgable speaker will lead a discussion on a topic or event's 150th anniversary. For July, August, and September of 2013, the talks will move from their normal location at Baine's Books and Coffee to the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox.
Gettysburg was the "high water mark of the Confederacy" and the beginning of the decline of General Robert E. Lee's proud Army of Northern Virginia. The talk will concentrate on "Pickett's Charge" on the third day of the battle that ended the Confederacy's invasion of the North. Special emphasis will be given to the challenges, hardships and dangers faced by the individual Confederate soldier. Join local author and historian Howard Gregory for this free lunchtime talk.
Admission to the talk is free, but does not include admission into the Museum's galleries.