Gettysburg on the History Channel
Published May 31, 2011
I hope everyone had a fantastic Memorial Day and Memorial Day weekend. The Gettysburg Hotel thanks and remembers those who have served! As part of your Memorial Day festivities, did you catch “Gettysburg” on the History Channel?
Last night, the History Channel premiered Tony Scott and Ridley Scott’s “Gettysburg.” This showing is part of Civil War Week on the History Channel in order to commemorate the 150th Anniversary.
The History Channel has made a Commemorative DVD Set available featuring this showing, plus Lee & Grant and Aftershock: Beyond the Civil War.
Stay tuned to the History Channel on Wednesday, June 1st at 9/8c. Gettysburg is back in the spotlight, but this time on American Pickers as part of a “Civil War Pickings” Episode.
About this episode: The guys are on an assignment that’s 150 years in the making. The Gettysburg Museum asks Mike and Frank to help expand its collection by hunting down some hard to find Civil War items. It’s a daunting task made even harder with a limited budget. Danielle gets things rolling when she sends them to a previous customer who’s a Civil War buff. Frank scores a Spenser Carbine rifle. They next visit a collector, Keith, who doesn’t want to sell, but they convince him to loan a rare Dog River Confederate sword to the museum. They also buy a Springfield musket and canteen. But their picking skills are put to the test when they spot a Union frock coat. It’s at the top of the museum’s wish list, but can they negotiate a sale and keep within the museum’s tight budget? In addition, the guys experience a Civil War adventure when they sign up with a local re-enactment group. As Captains on opposite sides they go into battle, leading their respective troops.