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JULY 16TH 2020
JULY MEETING NOTICE
Thursday, July 16, 2020
LOCATION: Vietnam Veterans of America
Michael Novosel, MOH Chapter 542
8000 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA
TOPIC: “The Battle at Little Round Top, July 2, 1863, Gettysburg, PA”
SPEAKER: Joe Boslet
The program tonight is one he has been working on for the past 6 years (and may never be done with the research) – the battle at Little Round Top, July 2, 1863, Gettysburg, PA. There have been countless books written on the subject, most pretty good and a few really bad. He found in his readings that there seemed to be a number of inconsistencies in many of the studies including what is supposed to be well known, accepted facts. It isn’t that there is not enough primary source material but the fact that it has been misinterpreted or taken out of practical context or even not mentioned. Also, considering his combat experience in Vietnam, most authors have not sufficiently analyzed terrain and the impact on troop movement, positioning, and battle activity. In addition, few authors have attempted to factor in decision making by Strong Vincent and other commanders (including CSA) affecting and influencing the battle. We are not wing-walking in review of these matters but taking a historiographic approach in determining what likely was the reasoning for actions on the battlefield. He will also discuss the relative importance of Little Round Top in context with other action. There will be new material presented for the audience to evaluate and consider regarding one of the most popular (next to Pickett’s Charge) affairs of the Gettysburg battle.
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