REDISCOVERING PENNSYLVANIA'S HISTORYMAKERS
The next episode of the Susquehanna Valley Center's new educational/historical TV program will air on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) on Sunday June 7 at 5 pm and on Sunday June 21 at 5 pm.
This episode is The Pennsylvania Generals at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Most Pennsylvanians know something about the battle of Gettysburg. Yet few people realize how many of the Union commanders during that battle were Pennsylvania natives, and the key contributions they made to the Union victory. Did defending home soil bring out the best in them? This show has a park ranger at landmark battlefield locations telling the stories of the Pennsylvania generals and what they did to turn the tide, with the narration providing background on the pre-war and post-war experience of these individuals.
The first program in the series - Rediscovering Thaddeus Stevens - which focused on the Civil War-era Congressman from Lancaster County who is known largely for his early efforts to abolish slavery and to promote equality of the races and free public education premiered in May 2015.