Mar 9

National Park Service Ranger Dan Welch, delivering his mid-winter lecture, “The Rise and Fall of Hope: Robert E. Lee, George McClellan and the Seven Days Battles.” To contact Ranger Welch, click here to reveal his address. This view was taken at approximately 1:00 PM on Sunday, February 26, 2012.

Because there is less foot-traffic in the Visitors Center during the winter, the lectures are often held in one of the main theaters. For a schedule of the remaining lectures in the mid-winter series, click here [PDF]. This view was taken at approximately 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 25, 2012.

We would like to thank the National Park Service and the Gettysburg Foundation for the opportunity to cover these lectures for an online audience. This view was taken facing east at approximately 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 25, 2012.

For more information about Gettysburg National Military Park programs and events, simply visit nps.gov/gett. For a look at the park’s official blogs, “From the Fields of Gettysburg” go to: npsgnmp.wordpress.com and “The Gettysburg Schoolbus” at npsgnmped.wordpress.com. You can also “Like” the park on Facebook by clicking here or searching for “Gettysburg National Military Park.” This view was taken at approximately 1:00 PM on Sunday, February 26, 2012.

We’ll be presenting today’s lecture in six videos (most of the lectures run approximately one hour). A select few maps and slides that we have permission to show from the lecture are included after these videos. [Video #1]

Video #2.

Video #3.

Video #4.

Video #5.

Video #6.

The Battle of Oak Grove - June 25, 1862

Assessment of Oak Grove

The Battle of Mechanicsville - June 26, 1862 5:00 - 9:00 PM

Assessment of Mechanicsville

The Battle of Gaines’ Mill - June 27, 1862 2:00 - 3:00 PM

The Battle of Gaines’ Mill - June 27, 1862 6:00 - 8:00 PM

The Battle of Gaines’ Mill - June 27, 1862 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Assessment of Gaines’ Mill

The Battle of Savage Station - June 29, 1862

Assessment of Savage Station

The Battle of White Oak Swamp - June 30, 1862 12:00 -4:00 PM

Assessment of White Oak Swamp

Assessment of Glendale

The Battle of Malvern Hill, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Assessment of Malvern Hill

Assessment of Malvern Hill (cont.)

The Cost and Analysis of the Seven Days Battles


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