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2022 Lessons in History Presentation with Tom McMillan

July 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Please join us as author Tom McMillan presents a talk on his book Armistead and Hancock: Behind the Gettysburg Legend. The latest presentation in our 2022 Lessons in History Speaker Series will be on Saturday, July 30, 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. The Lessons in History Speaker Series is Free to the public, regular admission applies for entrance to the NCWM galleries.

About the book: Part dual biography and part Civil War history, Armistead and Hancock: Behind the Gettysburg Legend takes a fascinating deep dive into the friendship between Confederate General Lewis Armistead and Union General Winfield Scott Hancock --  a friendship that has been heavily dramatized in popular novels and movies. Based on years of research and previously untapped sources, the book provides new information and fresh perspective to reverse decades of misconceptions about an amazing story of two friends that have come to define the Civil War.

About the Author: Tom McMillan, a lifelong student of the Civil War, has served on the board of trustees of Pittsburgh’s Heinz History Center, the board of directors of the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial, and the marketing committee of the Gettysburg Foundation. His previous books are Flight 93: The Story, The Aftermath and The Legacy of American Courage on 9/11 and Gettysburg Rebels: Five Native Sons Who Came Home to Fight as Confederate Soldiers, which won the Bachelder-Coddington Literary Award. Tom retired after a forty-three-year career in sports media and communications. He and his wife, Colleen, are volunteer battlefield ambassadors at Antietam.


July 30
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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The National Civil War Museum
1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park
Harrisburg, PA 17103 United States