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Gettysburg Rebels

Saturday, September 2, 2023
2:00 pm3:00 pm
625 Biglerville Rd.
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Gettysburg Rebels is the gripping true story of five young men who grew up in Gettysburg, moved south to Virginia in the 1850s, joined the Confederate army - and returned "home" as foreign invaders for the great battle in July 1863. Drawing on rarely seen documents and family histories, as well as military service records and contemporary accounts, Tom McMillan delves into the backgrounds of Wesley Culp, Henry Wentz and the three Hoffman brothers in a riveting tale of Civil War drama and intrigue.

Author Tom McMillan had a long career in sports journalism, as a newspaper sports writer, a talk show host, and, most recently, as Vice President of Communications for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Now retired, Tom has dived into historical research with two Civil War books: "Armistead and Hancock"(published 2021), and "Gettysburg Rebels" (published 2017) which won the 2017 Bachelder-Coddington Award as the best new book on the Gettysburg campaign. His first book was "Flight 93: The Story, The Aftermath and The Legacy of American Courage on 9/11" (published 2014).

This is a free event; however, advanced registration is appreciated. Register now at:

"Gettysburg Rebels" is part of the 2023 Battlefield Overlook Speaker Series.

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