As part of the continuing OLLI Film Series, The Horry County Museum will show Gettysburg: On Fields of Fire and Valor on Saturday, August 27, 2016 in the McCown Auditorium.
Gettysburg: On Fields of Fire and Valor chronicles the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, which was the decisive battle of the American Civil War. At the Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg on July 1-3, 1863, more than 95,000 Northern troops led by General George Meade engaged in battle with approximately 75,000 Southern soldiers under the command of General Robert E. Lee. Meade’s Army of the Potomac was defeated by Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia on the battle’s opening day, but held off Lee’s attacks for the next two days, and the battle ended in a major Northern victory. Lee’s army was forced to retreat back to Virginia, and although bloody warfare continued for two more years, the Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the Civil War.
“Gettysburg was the largest battle ever fought in the Western Hemisphere,” says historian Rod Gragg, the documentary’s producer. “It’s a dramatic and moving story – both tragic and inspiring – and today it remains an unforgettable example of American courage and sacrifice.” Gettysburg: On Fields of Fire and Valor was originally produced for the annual Veterans Day event – “Salute to American Veterans” – under the sponsorship of Goldfinch Funeral Home, Coastal Carolina University, HTC and Joey Sanders Dentistry of Conway. It was filmed on location at Gettysburg National Military Park and other historic sites.
The film begins at 1 PM at the Horry County Museum located at 805 Main Street, Conway SC and is free and open to the public.
For further information, please call the Horry County Museum at 843-915-5320 or e-mail at HCGMuseum@horrycounty.org
To view a full list of events and programs, visit the museum’s website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.