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Major General George Sykes: The Life and Service of Gettysburg’s Least Known and Most Elusive Corps Commander

January 27

On Saturday, January 27th. Ranger John Hoptak, Gettysburg National Military Park Ranger and historian John Hoptak will profile the life and military record of Major General George Sykes, commander of the Fifth Army Corps at Gettysburg. Despite Sykes’ contributions at Gettysburg, he remains a relatively obscure general officer. This program will illuminate his service on and off the battlefields of the American Civil War.


January 27