"First in '61: Nick Biddle and Pennsylvania's First Forgotten Defenders"

Partner Event
February 11, 2023 @ 1:30 PM EST

Join historian John Hoptak at Gettysburg National Military Park for a lecture on the soldiers who composed the ranks of five companies of Pennsylvania militia who later became known as the "First Defenders." Centered around the journey these brave men made to Washington, D.C., the lecture will elaborate on the violence they endured and the men in their ranks, such as 65-year-old Nicholas Biddle, who had escaped from slavery.

Gettysburg National Military Park
1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325