In celebration of Gettysburg, a 2-hour HISTORY Channel special, airing on May 30th at 9pm, that is kicking off a week of programming to commemorate teh 150th anniversary of the Civil War, HISTORY has kindly provided some cool swag to give away on the site.
Gettysburg is produced by Ridley and Tony Scott (so you know it’s going to be good), and it strips away the romantic veneer of the Civil War, by presenting the battle of Gettysburg in it’s true light: a visceral, terrifying and deeply personal experience.
Compelling CGI and powerful action footage place viewers in the midst of the fighting, delivering both an emotional cinematic experience and an information packed look at the turning points, strategic decisions, technology and little known facts surrounding the greatest engagement ever fought on American soil.
The special begins in the high stakes summer of 1863, as the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia crosses into Pennsylvania. Trailed by the Union¹s Army of the Potomac, Lee¹s 75,000 strong army heads towards Harrisburg, converging instead near a quiet farm town, Gettysburg. Known then only as a crossroads where ten roads running in all directions converge like a wagon wheel, this small town would become site of an epic battle between North and South. For three days, each side fought there for their vision of what America should be.
In collaboration with highly esteemed Civil War historians, HISTORY combed through hundreds of individual accounts of the battle to find the unique voices of struggle, defeat and triumph that tell the larger story of a bitterly conflicted nation.
I have some t-shirts, notebooks and a cool HISTORY messenger bag by Ogio to giveaway. All you have to do is “Like” this story in the A Blog About History Facebook group and I will randomly select winners on May 30th. Easy peasy. And don’t forget to check out Gettysburg on May 30th!