An endlessly fascinating subject for me ...
thank you and if you ever see more like this could you please ping me.
Have you heard of this 15 year old boy who has had some books published on the civil war?
The site is bookmarked.
Thanks for sharing.
I was fortunate enough to spend an extended weekend at Gettysburg with our Boy Scouts and a re-enactor (and friend) who was our guide.
It was something I will always remember...
Thanks for the post. I had three great-grandfathers in the war, on both sides, but none of them fought at Gettysburg.
So many pathetic scenes took place during those days. I remember going into the yard, late in the afternoon, about a week after the battle, and finding there an old man supporting the head of a sweet faced old lady on his shoulder. I walked up to this couple and asked if I could be of any assistance, for I saw the old lady looked faint and weary.That's about as heartbreaking as it gets.
After listening to the pitiful story told us of losing four sons in the war, and knowing their last son had been in the battle of Gettysburg, and walking all of the twenty-one miles over the mountains from Chambersburg, since there was no other mode of travel for them, and carrying all this distance a satchel filled with dainties such as Charlie was fond of, we attempted to help them. And their son Charlie was found lying in one of the rooms of the third floor of the Seminary building in a dying condition. The cries of that mother as she bent over the body of her boy were heartbreaking. For a short time consciousness returned to Charlie, and he knew his parents, who shortly after had at least some measure of comfort in taking his dead body home for burial. The answer came from the trembling lips of the old gentleman: Mothers most tuckered out, but if we can find our boy Charlie, I guess she will be all right.
Thank you for posting this. It’s a shame that Lydia Catherine thought her story was already too long. I would have enjoyed reading much more about those trying times in Gettysburg.