Thu, Apr 14|
HISTORYtalks: Armistead and Hancock -- Behind the Gettysburg Legend of Two Friends by Tom McMillan
Time & Location
Apr 14, 7:00 PM EDT
About the Event
Please join us for a Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours Lecture Series! Our next lecture will be: Armistead and Hancock -- Behind The Gettysburg Legend of Two Friends at the Turning Point of the Civil War by Tom McMillan. Cost is $6 per person. Zoom Login details will be sent with your email registration confirmation. The talk will be recorded and sent to participants to view about a week after the live talk.
The friendship of Lewis Armistead and Winfield Scott Hancock is one of the most compelling stories of the Civil War, but it has been heavily romanticized over the years by novels and movies. Author Tom McMillan digs through the myth and legend to come up with the equally-compelling true story of two friends who met their fate at Pickett's Charge.
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. He recently retired after a forty-three-year career in sports media and communications. Tom and his wife, Colleen, live in Pittsburgh.