Mon, Jul 15|
HISTORYtalks: The Louisiana Tigers in the Gettysburg Campaign, June-July 1863
Time & Location
Jul 15, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
About the Event
Please join us for a Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours Lecture Series! Our next lecture will be: The Louisiana Tigers in the Gettysburg Campaign, June-July 1863 by Scott Mingus. Cost is $6 per person. Zoom Login details will be sent with your email registration confirmation.
The Louisiana Tigers in the Gettysburg Campaign, June-July 1863: The story of one of Robert E. Lee’s most feared fighting brigades, the soldiers whose reputation later led to LSU naming their sports teams the Tigers. Colorful, sassy, and brave in battle, the Tigers made a daring night attack on the second day of the battle of Gettysburg.
Multiple award-winning author Scott Mingus is a retired scientist and executive in the global specialty paper industry. The Ohio native graduated from Miami University. He was part of the research team that developed the first commercially successful self-adhesive U.S. postage stamps, and he was a pioneer in the early development of bar code labels. He has written more than 30 Civil War and Underground Railroad books and numerous articles for Gettysburg Magazine and other historical journals. He has appeared on C-SPAN, C-SPAN3, PBS, PCN, and several other TV networks. Mingus writes a blog on the Civil War history of York County, PA, where he and his wife Debi live. He also has written six scenario books for miniature wargaming. He received lifetime achievement awards from the York County History Center and the Camp Curtin Historical Society for his many contributions to local Civil War history. The Gettysburg Civil War Round Table recently presented Scott and co-author Eric Wittenberg with the 2023 Bachelder-Coddington Award for the best new book on the Gettysburg Campaign, If We Are Striking for Pennsylvania.
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