The Historical Society of Montgomery County will be offering a special event on Monday, July 3, 2023 that looks at the life and career of General Winfield Scott Hancock.
The event will feature a walking tour of Historic Montgomery Cemetery that begins at 9:00 am with stops that highlight the life of General Hancock.
The cemetery tour covers General Hancock’s life and military career and the particularly important days in Gettysburg, including July 3, 1863, the day General Hancock was shot and wounded during the battle.
With almost 6000 known burials, Historic Montgomery Cemetery holds the remains of some of the most prominent citizens, veterans and reformers in the county and nation. From five Civil War generals to many captains of industry, it tells the story of the nation through the lives it represents. The entrance to Montgomery Cemetery is at the end of Hartranft Avenue, off of West Main Street, Norristown. Parking during the event will be made available inside the Cemetery gates.