Skip to comments.Gettysburg readies for 150th anniversary of battle
Posted on 05/26/2013 10:26:40 PM PDT by Java4Jay
The commemoration of this year's milestone anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg will include amenities that soldiers would have relished 150 years ago.
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I must be getting old.
I remember the LAST Veteran of the Civil War passed away during my childhood.
We’re getting ready for the 150th anniversary of everything Civil War.
Two of my ancestors were in the Wheatfield, just a short distance away. They were privates in Company F, 16th Georgia Infantry. They’d already lost a brother in the war (Battle of Crampton’s Gap, Md) and both of them would be captured before the war ended. One brother died in the Elmira POW Camp, but the other survived Point Lookout and returned home to find everything razed by Sherman’s March to the Sea.
Wow. He “seen the elephant”.
! well said!
A couple of years ago I read an article that estimated the number of persons attending the 150th anniversary of the battle to be as high as 2 million over 3 days.
I wonder if there will be near that visitation?
My great-grandfather was on Culp’s Hill as an aide to BG Alpheus Williams who commanded the 12th Corps (or 1st Div, 12th Corps, depending on one’s interpretation of Slocum’s role as “Wing Commander” following Reynold’s death.) Several years ago I spent a day retracing his steps as they approached the battlefield and took the high ground on the north end of the fishhook. What a moving experience. Thank you, great-grandfather, and all who were with you....
My great something grandfather also fought at Gettysburg, where he was wounded and lay beside a fallen tree for three days until he was found. He lied about his age, enlisted in an Ohio regiment at age 14, was captured at Vicksburg and escaped and rejoined his unit in time for Gettysburg.
I’ve seen his enlistment and reenlistment papers, he was in for five years 1860 to 1865, was with Sherman.
He lived well into his 90’s, born in 1846 and died in 1940.
A big shoutout to all veterans, including those who fought in the Battle of Northern Agression!
The men of that era were a tough bunch.
That ancestor I was speaking of had also been wounded and captured in late April of 1863, at Fredericksburg. He was held at the Old Capitol Prison but then released and he rejoined his outfit in time for Gettysburg.
we’re going to this but trying to find a place to sleep will be hard.
we’re going and it is impossible to find a place to sleep and get involved.
Will the left try to ban confederate flags on this as it would nto surprise me at all with their insane agenda and views
Was just there in March. What a place. You can’t tour the battlefield without being overawed by the sense of history and the sense of sacrifice on both sides.
Are you in it or just going to watch?
might be in it as I know quite a few re-enactors and are trying to get me and the family a place but if not then I am going to watch and walk those fields.
Misses and I have just been discussing the final details, Harpers ferry, everything about Stonewall on the way and maybe VMI.
It;’s where to sleep which is the problem , been to Gettysburg before and it’s only a small town and so we might have to stay about an hours drive away .
I have been there 7 or 8 times the place is awe inspiring what those people did, both sides.
The fun part for me was visiting the First Minnesota memorial and re-enacting their march to Plum Run.
I also spent about as much time on Confederate Avenue as I did at the Angle and the Stone wall. Wonderful pictures at the Virginia and North Carolina memorials as well.
Take lots of pictures.
Had another relative killed there with the 118th Illinois on Missionary Ridge after the main battle two of his brothers were there when Grant relieved Chattanooga.