"Major-General Hancock desires to know the designation of a certain regiment, and the name of its commander, belonging to the First, Second, or Twelfth Corps, which, at the instance of General Hancock, charged a rebel regiment which had passed through our lines ..." Official Records of the War of the Rebellion.
To this day there is discussion, debate and disagreement, as to which regiment it was Hancock was concerned about as he lay on his hospital bed ill from a wound sustained July 3 during Pickett's Charge. Strange as it seems Hancock was not concerned whatsoever about July 3 or Pickett's Charge, but rather July 2, and the regiment he sent in to the shallow hallowed marsh of Plum Run Ravine. We will take a close look at the savior of the Union center that day and of the men, from both sides, who fought viciously for the few square acres of land located between the Trostle and Hummelbaugh farm lanes.
Our speaker this month is David Shultz, one of the original co-founders of the Orange County Civil War Round Table. He has published four works on the Battle at Gettysburg as well as numerous magazine articles all relating to artillery or the rank and file. He is currently finishing up a 28-year study on the artillery during the Gettysburg Campaign, with hopes it will be presented in two volumes with the first to be published in 2008.
Daves new book, The Battle Between the Farm Lanes, will be available at the meeting for sale and author signing. Dave has also graciously offered to contribute $5 from each book sold back to our CWRTs battlefield preservation efforts.
Come and learn more about the happenings on July 2 at Gettysburg
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