“Gettysburg Rebels: Five Native Sons Who Came Home To Fight as Confederate Soldiers”
Please come for a presentation with Tom McMillan, as part of our 2018 Lessons in History Speaker Series.
Tom McMillan’s book, Gettysburg Rebels is the gripping true story of five young men who grew up in Gettysburg, moved south to Virginia in the 1850s, joined the Confederate army - and returned "home" as foreign invaders for the great battle in July 1863. Drawing on rarely-seen documents and family histories, as well as military service records, courthouse records, newspaper clippings and contemporary accounts, McMillan delves into the backgrounds of Wesley Culp, Henry Wentz and the little-known Hoffman brothers in a riveting tale of Civil War drama and intrigue. His discovery of a six-page, hand-written “Story of Wesley Culp,” written by Wesley’s niece, sheds new light on the traditional Culp story known by Gettysburg visitors.