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Across the Harmon and Herbst Farms: Biddle’s Brigade at Gettysburg

Saturday, October 23, 2021
1:00 pm3:00 pm
Reynolds Avenue, Gettysburg
Willoughby Run, Gettysburg, ACHS

Join us for a special walking tour that covers the battle action of Colonel Chapman Biddle's Union brigade on July 1, 1863. This unheralded and often overlooked fighting unit suffered horrific losses on July 1st attempting to defend an indefensible position on McPherson's Ridge. We will discuss the courageous actions of the commanding officers and the men in the rank and file, as well as the civilians who crossed paths with Biddle’s men at the Emanuel Harmon and John Herbst Farms during the thick of the fighting. Our trek will cover approximately 1 & 1/4 mile of walking and will include visits to both farms and each regimental monument. Join us for a story of bravery, courage, and sacrifice.

The tour will be led by Licensed Battlefield Guide and author Larry Korczyk, and Andrew Dalton, Executive Director of the Adams County Historical Society. Both have presented programs and published books and articles about the first day's battlefield.

CHANGE: Parking will now be along Reynolds Avenue and the tour will begin at the 121st Pennsylvania Monument. We encourage you to enter Reynolds Avenue from the Fairfield Road (Rt 116) and park on the right side of the road. The tour will cover approximately 1 & 1/4 miles - please expect walking across uneven and uphill / downhill terrain.

Tickets are $15 for current ACHS members and $25 for non-members. If you would like to become an ACHS member and take advantage of the lower price, please visit to join today! If you are unsure of your membership status, please email us at

No refunds accepted unless there is a date/time change due to severe weather.

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