Virtual Symposium 2020: The Forgotten Flank at Gettysburg

Welch-Symposium 2020 smToday, we’re pleased to share Dan Welch’s talk from the 2020 ECW Virtual Symposium. Dan, who spends his summer as a battlefield interpreter for Gettysburg National Military Park, gave a talk about the fighting at Culp’s Hill: “‘Where all so well did their duty’: George Sears Greene’s Brigade at Gettysburg.”

“Culp’s Hill is so overlooked and underappreciated today,” Dan says. “Its story is just as dramatic, climactic, and important as Little Round Top and Pickett’s Charge. I always enjoy the opportunity to share the actions of July 2, 1863, at Culp’s Hill with new audiences.”

Dan, as one of the coordinators of our annual symposium, was more disappointed than most by the need to postpone this year’s event, so the virtual symposium served as a bit of a salve for him. “The symposium, virtual or not, is a great opportunity to talk history with other voices and interests,” he says. “I enjoyed this opportunity yet again this year at our virtual event.”

Click here to access Dan’s talk on the ECW YouTube page.

Meanwhile, tickets for the rescheduled Seventh Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge are available for early bird purchase by clicking here. Tickets are $155.00 each and cover all three days, August 6-8, 2021. Our theme, “Fallen Leaders,” will feature a keynote address by Gordon Rhea on the fall of Jeb Stuart at Yellow Tavern, ten speakers, and a battlefield tour of Longstreet’s wounding in the Wilderness by Greg Mertz.

About Daniel Welch

Dan Welch is currently a primary and secondary educator with a public school district in northeast Ohio. Previously, he was the Education Programs Coordinator for the Gettysburg Foundation, the non-profit partner of Gettysburg National Military Park. Dan continues to serve as a seasonal Park Ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park. He has received his BA in Instrumental Music Education from Youngstown State University and a MA in Military History with a Civil War Era concentration at American Military University. Dan has also studied under the tutelage of Dr. Allen C. Guelzo as part of the Gettysburg Semester at Gettysburg College. He has been a contributing member at Emerging Civil War for over six years and is the co-author of The Last Road North: A Guide to the Gettysburg Campaign, 1863. He resides with his wife, Sarah, and three Labrador retrievers in Boardman, Ohio.
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2 Responses to Virtual Symposium 2020: The Forgotten Flank at Gettysburg

  1. Dan, enjoyed the lecture. -Troy Harman

  2. On my first visit to Gettysburg, more years ago than I care to remember, I had the privilege of a very experienced Battlefield Guide taking my son and I on a tour that spent significant time on Culp’s Hill. What a great way to begin to learn about the battle. My son has never forgotten that visit and the amazing courage of the troops who defended that hill.

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