Gettysburg – A Battle for the Union

Wednesdays, April 17 – May 8
10:00 AM to Noon
Instructor: Dan Crean
Location: Henniker Grange, 21 Western Ave, Henniker NH

This course opens with a viewing of the film: Gettysburg. Every American has heard of the battle of Gettysburg. Some have memorized Lincoln’s famous address and have even visited the battlefield, but few have had the opportunity to analyze the events of those few days in early July 1863. Through video clips, photos, and national park service guides, this course brings these historical moments into perspective, with a focus on battle preparations and battlefield decisions that had a profound effect on our country’s history.  Each of the three days of the battle and some of the critiques of the events of those days are reviewed. Attendees may wish to read Killer Angels by Micheal Shaara prior to the class.

Dan Crean recently retired from municipal law practice where he advised local governments and presented numerous seminars to lawyers and municipal officials on the First Amendment. Dan is Executive Director of the NH Municipal Lawyers Association and continues to prepare and present municipal law seminars.