In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, the York Civil War Round Table will feature Dr. Charles Teague at its monthly meeting on March 18, 2015. Ranger Teague will present a PowerPoint talk called “The Final Fourteen Days of Father Abraham.”
The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening in the auditorium of the Historical Society Museum at 250 E. Market Street in downtown York, Pennsylvania. There is no charge for admission and the public is welcome.
April 1865 marked one of the most dramatic and momentous times in American history. Join Ranger Chuck Teague and discover what Father Abraham experienced as the American Civil War drew to a climax. What would the first two weeks of that month have been like from the perspective of President Lincoln? Where did he go? Who did he meet with? What were his conversations? His decisions? His mood each day? These are only some of the topics that Chuck will expound upon as we explore President Lincoln’s final fourteen days.
Dr. Chuck Teague has been a Park Ranger for the past twelve seasons at Gettysburg National Military Park. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel who holds a Doctor of Law degree with a specialization in International Affairs from Cornell University, as well as a seminary degree. He has served as President of the Gettysburg Civil War Round Table and Historic Gettysburg Adams County, and Historian for the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania. “Gettysburg By the Numbers” is a popular pocket guide that he has compiled. His recent book is “Masters of the Field at Gettysburg: The Rebel Attack that Almost Broke the Back of the Union Army.” He has been a featured speaker for the Civil War Institute, the Civil War Trust, the Gettysburg Foundation, and numerous military, business, and civic groups, in addition to many Civil War Round Tables.