Determined Courage – Virtual Only

Learn about the 151st Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg, presented  by Peter C. Miele on May 25 at 7 PM.  Register here.

On June 28, 1863, General George Meade inherited command of the Army of the Potomac. Since Chancellorsville, thousands of men had departed the army for home. Among the regiments still with Meade’s Army on that day was the 151st Pennsylvania Volunteers, who were due to muster out in four weeks.  On July 1, these farmers , teachers, and laborers from across the Commonwealth engaged in some of the hottest fighting of the Battle of Gettysburg. This talk explores the religious, political and ethnic makeup of these men, their motivation to go to war, and their heroic actions on Seminary grounds during the first day of battle.