This program follows one regiment, the 17th Connecticut, from Barlow’s Knoll to the Spangler Farm and beyond during the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863. Through first-hand accounts we come as close as possible to seeing what the solders themselves saw, thought, and felt on the battlefield. The memories of old soldiers are often criticized as being distorted by time and other factors, however these are the words of those who lived through the trauma of combat and survived to tell about it. Their words are as close as we in the 21st century can come to seeing the battle through the soldiers’ eyes, to understanding what they experienced. This is, above all, their story and their legacy to us. This program honors them and their sacrifices by sharing with you their experiences and insights through their own words.
The program begins at 2:30 PM in the Delaplaine Randall Conference Room at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. The cost of the program is included with admission and FREE for museum members.
Carolyn Ivanoff is an assistant principal at Shelton Intermediate School in Shelton Connecticut. She has over twenty years of experience in a variety of educational settings in public schools: teacher, administrator, departmental chair, teacher leader, adult educator and software trainer.