The Class of 1969 Goes to GettysburgMonday, October 15, 2007
Jack Meyerson's summary of
"On Friday September 28, 95 classmates, spouses and two sons headed for a
3 day weekend "mini-reunion" at Gettysburg Pennsylvania with Professor
Emeritus James McPherson. Professor McPherson provided us with his "Gold
Tour." We followed the chronology of the battle, devoting each day of
the reunion to one of the 3 days of the battle. Professor McPherson
described the events in chronological order and filled in with detail
biographies and fascinating stories of many of the principal generals.
Nothing one reads provides the same insights as actually walking the
field where what has become known as "Pickett's charge" marked the
"high-water mark of the Confederacy."
When we weren't touring the battlefield there was plenty of time to
visit with Classmates at luncheons and dinners. The weekend following
our mini-reunion, Professor McPherson was awarded the Pritzer Award for
Military History. We acquired first-hand knowledge as to why this
selection was made. Participating Classmates made a contribution to the
Gettysburg Foundation which is building a new Museum at Gettysburg;
Professor McPherson is intimately involved in the planning and program
development for the museum."