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.
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.