Men, Morality, and Misbehavior: A Social Study of the World War I Camps at Gettysburg and the Town That Surrounded Them, 1917-1918
Please join us on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7 P.M.for Men, Morality, and Misbehavior: A Social Study of the World War I Camps at Gettysburg and the Town that Surrounded Them, 1917-1918
This program will be presented by Peter Miele, Education Coordinator, Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum in the auditorium of Valentine Hall on the campus of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.
Between the years 1917 and 1918, the span of American involvement in the First World War, the Gettysburg Battlefield was home to two army training camps. The first one, in 1917 was called “Camp of U.S. Regulars at Gettysburg” and was an infantry training camp. The second, a year later, was a special camp for tank training. It was also the first independent command of a recent West Point graduate, Dwight Eisenhower. This program focuses on social aspects of these two camps, and the relationship between the soldiers and citizens of the town.
This program is free and open to the public thanks to the generous sponsorship from ACNB Bank.