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The Red Badge of Courage at Chancellorsville
June 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This program is part of the park’s summer History at Sunset series. All History at Sunset programs begin at 7 p.m. on Friday nights. All will last about 90 minutes. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, and wear bug repellant. In the event of questionable weather, check our Facebook page for updates. See a full schedule of History at Sunset programs here: https://www.nps.gov/frsp/learn/news/special-summer-programs.htm
Millions have read Stephen Crane’s masterful Red Badge of Courage, but few realize the book is based on the Battle of Chancellorsville. This program, led by Becky Oakes, will hike the landscape that inspired Crane and will compare his work of fiction with what participants in the battle said of their experiences in these woods (hint: the comparisons are remarkable).