Civil War Institute
Jeff: On November 6, the small town of Gettysburg will be swarmed by runners during the first ever Gettysburg Battlefield Marathon. The event has provoked heated discussion from many in the Civil War community, bringing up many questions regarding the use of our most hallowed grounds for recreational use. In this post, Matt and I will engage in a back and forth conversation about the concerns and advantages of the race. I’d like to begin by noting that the views that we each express in this piece may not necessarily be our own and that we may merely be bringing them up to contribute to the conversation surrounding the marathon.
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Lauck, Jeffrey L. and LaRoche, Matthew D., "Point/Counterpoint: The Gettysburg Battlefield Marathon" (2016). The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History. 179.