Shippensburg Area Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in the basement of Christ United Methodist Church, 47 E. King St., Shippensburg.

Jim Richards will present a program on Civilians of Gettysburg before, during and after the battle, looking at how the citizens coped with the rumors, the battle itself, and the human suffering following the battle. Richards will also discuss some of the women and their roles.

Richards is a retired Presbyterian pastor who is at present writing a Civil War novel. His interest in Gettysburg goes back as far as he can remember; first visiting the battlefield when he was 4. Prior to becoming a pastor, he taught in the East Pennsboro School District and served as a medic in the Pennsylvania National Guard. One of his major interests is in Civil War medicine. He is the founder of the Civil War Roundtable in Green Ridge Village, and will be presenting a program there in November on that topic, focusing on advances made in treatment of the wounded.

A book raffle will benefit battlefield and artifact preservation.

Face masks are required, and social distancing will be observed during the meeting.

For more information, call: (717) 532-9166.


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