GROTON — In July 1863, over 150,000 Union and Confederate soldiers converged on the small crossroads town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. From July 1–3 General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and General George G. Meade's Army of the Potomac (including NH men) clashed there in what was to become the greatest battle ever fought on North American soil.
This July 3rd, the 151st anniversary of the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg, gifted historian Mike McKinley of Bristol has been invited by the Groton Historical Society to present the battle through the personal accounts and human interest stories of the soldiers and civilians – men, women and children- who participated in or witnessed the events of those three memorable days.
The program will also highlight Lee's retreat, how Gettysburg citizens coped with the terrible aftermath of battle, and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
Presenter, Mike McKinley, has over 20 years of experience in the history field and holds a Master's Degree in history from the University of Idaho and a Bachelor's Degree in history from Plymouth State. He has worked as a seasonal Park Ranger and historical interpreter for both the US National Park Service and the Idaho State Park system.
Come to Groton's Town House, 754 No. Groton Rd., July 3rd at 7 pm. Refreshments will follow this fascinating program.