In Their Footsteps: On the March to Pennsylvania


In Their Footsteps: On the March to Pennsylvania

In Their Footsteps: On the March to Pennsylvania

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I'm Brett Kelley, curator of collections at The National Civil War Museum, and I will begin a two-week fundraising march as a Confederate soldier on Monday, May 16. My march, entitled “In Their Footsteps: On the March to Pennsylvania” will begin at the Kirkland statue in Fredericksburg, Virginia and end at The National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Monday, May 30.

I will be tracing the route that General Ewell’s 2nd Corps took into Pennsylvania after the Battle of Chancellorsville. Ewell took over command of the 2nd Corps after General Jackson was mortally wounded. His corps took the lead of the invasion into Pennsylvania and almost reached Harrisburg before being recalled by Lee to Gettysburg.

During the initiative, I will endure marching an average of 16 miles a day over all terrain, sleeping under the stars, wearing a wool uniform in the warmth of late May, while carrying a pack and rifle weighing approximately 60 pounds. Just like my 2010 initiative, I will not use any 21st century technology and eat only the rations that a Confederate private would have had available during the Civil War.

All the money raised for this initiative will go to the Museum's education department.

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