June 10, 2014 The Forgotten Florida Brigade


For many visitors, Colonel David Lang's brigade was the smallest in the Army of Northern Virginia, and the story of its actions at Gettysburg has often been eclipsed by that of better-known units.  The men of Lang's three regiments were, however, a highly experienced fighting force, and they would be in the thick of the battle, and sustain appalling losses, on July 2 and 3.  Our  walk will introduce these hard-fighting Floridians and follow their movements and actions on those crucial days. This tour will involve considerable walking across fields, woods, wet areas, and occasionally steep inclines.  Meet at the Florida State Monument area.