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Scott Simpson on the Battle of Gettysburg


The Military History Society of New South Wales Incorporated presents

Scott Simpson

Diplomat from the U.S. Consulate in Sydney

Gettysburg & the American Civil War

The battle of Gettysburg was fought over 3 days (July 1-3, 1863), around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This battle had the largest number of casualties of the entire American Civil War, and is better known for President Abraham Lincoln’s famous ‘Gettysburg Address’ on November 19 that same year.

Scott Simpson (U.S. Diplomat & Management Officer for the U.S. Consulate in Sydney, with the diplomat rank of Consul), will explore the themes and reasons why the Battle of Gettysburg and the American Civil War in general occurred and its historical impact on the United States.

This will be an interactive session, so those attending are encouraged to perform some prior reading / research.

Saturday, 8 June, 2013, 2pm

Building 113, Victoria Barracks, Paddington

This is a FREE event but RSVP is essential by Wednesday 5 June 2013 as numbers are restricted (02) 9660-7225 or 0418-400-825, or

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