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August 15, 2013 (Alpine) – The Alpine Historical Society is holding a special presentation, “Witness to Gettysburg” on August 18, from 2:00 – 3:45 p.m. at the Alpine Woman’s Club, 2156 Alpine Blvd.  Miss Hattie Elizabeth Turner, played by Annette Hubbell, tells how a town of 2,400 citizens coped with 30,000 casualties following the epic battle of Gettysburg.

One hundred-fifty years ago, Gen. Robert E. Lee led his 75,000-man Army of Northern Virginia into Pennsylvania to Gettysburg, where the most famous battle of the Civil War took place.  After three days of intense fighting, Gen. George Meade and his 90,000 Army of the Potomac prevailed.  Through Miss Turner, the story of a young woman who stayed to care for the wounded after the battle is told.

To attend RSVP to info@alpinehistory.org or 619-445-2544.  A donation of $8 is required to attend.  Refreshments will be served during a 15 minute intermission.  The presentation is not appropriate for very young children.

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