Gettysburg

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  1. DamnYankee
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    July 1 - 3 is the anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Just spent a few days there. Awesome. Wish I could have stayed for the re-enactments.

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    Pennsylvania Monument


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    McPherson's barn, the only structure still standing


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    Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia in distance


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    In Position


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    Little Round Top


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    Col. Chambers' statue, atop Little Round Top


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    Valley of Death


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    Until recently, only the bodies of Union soldiers were permitted to be buried here.
     
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    Thanks for posting these pics AllBiz, they're really nice.
    This barn is visible from Hwy 30, Lincoln Way. Go north for about 15 minutes and you'll arrive at my house!
    In the three years we've lived here we've been to Gettysburg numerous times. It's so large you can discover something new every time you visit.
    I work with a guy who does the reenactments at Gettysburg and other Civil War sites. He also had a bit part in the movies "Gettysburg" and "Gods and Generals".
     
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    Stayed right at Lincoln Square -- a circle really, as you know. lol

    Just recently saw "Gods and Generals" -- quite coincidentally after I had made the plans for the trip.

    And I can understand the "new discoveries" having done other similar trips. Did so much damned walking, finally had to give in and take a bus tour yesterday. Great guide too - 70 something and was born and raised right there.
     
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    I used to live in Frederick, MD and I would go to Gettysburg fairly often. What a place. It's so reverend there for the fallen soldiers that the birds weren't even singing in the cemetary. Loved my many visits there. I have an old Navy buddy who lives there in Gettysburg. Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Gettysburg is a site I've visited 3 times, the last 4 years ago. So haunting and at the same time beautiful. If ever a place for ghosts, this would be it.

    I'd recommend anyone with children 5th grade or above to take it into consideration for vacation destination. The cemetery, the fields, the monuments, the museum-with wonderful battles enactment.

    Every time I visited, I left for DC, I'd not be comfortable staying in Gettysburg. Though with each visit, I've seen more and more. Same with DC for that matter. Another great place to stop, Ft. McHenry, just a short drive from DC. Been there twice now, would love to get there again.
     
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    My sister in law attends the Naval Academy in Annapolis. I'll have to swing thru Gettysburg next time we drive out there.
     
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    Ah, ABiz, thanks for the memories, you've brought back GREAT ones from when I was a kid. My dad would take our family there quite a bit on vacations, he was a real history buff.

    Great pics!
     
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    I've probably spent 20 hours or even more there. Haven't come close to really seeing all. It's so 'big', yet so 'small.' As I alluded to, haunting.
     
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    I can only imagine. Arlington has that feeling as well.
     
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    Yes, it does. I've always entered it with tears. Yet, like Gettysburg, there's something uplifting there too. I think, Pride.
     

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