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Wednesday, 09 May 2012 20:50

Talk to cover Gettysburg ‘Mystery Unit’

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Randal Garrison will be the guest speaker at a meeting of the Western North Carolina Civil War Roundtable at 7 p.m. on May 14 at the Mountain Heritage Center Auditorium on the campus of Western Carolina University.

His topic will be “The Most Important Union Brigade at Gettysburg Who No One Ever Heard Of.” This was Willard’s Brigade on the Second Day, the Mystery Unit who sought redemption at Gettysburg for a humiliating performance at Harper’s ferry.  

Randal is a native of Burke County and a teacher at Freedom High School in Morganton. He also instructs at Western Piedmont Community College on the subject of the Civil War.

Members and guests will meet at 5 p.m. at Bogart’s for dinner with the speaker followed by a social time at 6:30 pm. in the lobby of the MHC. 828.293.9314.

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