Oct 152011
 

Rick Britton speaking at the Charlottesville Senior Center Wednesday.

Rick Britton speaking at the Charlottesville Senior Center Wednesday.

Regular listeners of our podcasts might know Rick Britton. He’s a Charlottesville-based author, lecturer, and cartographer. An award-winning historian, Rick also organizes a “Civil War Lecture and Day-Trip Series” in conjunction with the Charlottesville Senior Center.

On Wednesday, October 12, 2011, Rick Britton himself presented a lecture titled “Albemarle Boys in Pickett’s Charge.” Arguably the most famous attack in American history, Pickett’s Charge-fought on July 3, 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg’s third day-hurled 11,000 Southerners against a very strong Federal defensive line. In the very center of the attack marched 400 men from Charlottesville and Albemarle.

History buffs fill the Charlottesville Senior Center on a rainy Wednesday evening to enjoy the final lecture in this series for 2011.

History buffs fill the Charlottesville Senior Center on a rainy Wednesday evening to enjoy the final lecture in this series for 2011.

On Wednesday, October 26th to Friday the 28th, Rick Britton will be guiding a bus tour of the Gettysburg battlefield. The 3-day Gettysburg trip features guided tours of the most famous portions of the battlefield, a visit to the brand new Visitors Center, and organized evening activities. Bus tour departs from the Charlottesville Senior Center at 8:00 am. There is a fee for the tour. Call (434) 974-6538 for more information.

This is the seventh and final part of this series for 2011. You can listen to all seven parts of this series here.

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