Skip to comments.Gettysburg readies for 150th anniversary of battle
Posted on 05/26/2013 10:26:40 PM PDT by Java4Jay
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It took the bloodiest war in our history to “save” our country the last time it was this divided.
We can learn from the past by implementing a simpler, better, and less contentious alternative, such as apportioning Presidential electors by Congressional seats (as is now done in Maine and Nebraska).
Were this to be implemented nationwide, it would help better reflect the will of voters throughout each state (instead of rewarding fraud in densely populated city centers such as Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, and so on).
I’d like to get down there. I’m sure there’s a ton to see. Thanks for the recommendation!
I would LOVE to visit Gettysburg some day!
Sounds like you have some wonderful memories...would have enjoyed seeing your re-enactment!
That’s another one I’d like to see. As the battlefields come under threat from development, though, one wonders how much longer some of them will be around.
This was east of the town, the north east I think
Northeast would be near Culp’s Hill. Most people don’t see that part of the battlefield and they ought to.
My cousin fought at Antietem wih the CT 17th, they did well...for a while, but got pushed back
It was a thrill to see where they crossed the strem, Snaveley’s Ford, and their monument in Antietem
They went to Fredericksburgh but rested, they were too beat to fight there, and good thing, us Yankees got waxed there
he was wounded in north Carolina, went to a POW camp and died
he is buried in New Bern, North Carolina
he is lucky to have survived point Lookout, too
None of those POW camps were meant to keep people alive
my cousin died in one in NC after being wounded
panorama pics of Gettysburgh:
will do for sure and I’ll be taking the video camera, this is a once in a life time chance and one on by bucket list
we saw that but by the time we got to it last time we were there but it was getting dark and I must also say the town is also beautiful at Christmas night, just like a Charles Dickens postcard.
17th Connecticut Monument on Barlow’s Knoll. Very nice.
My ancestor who died in the camp, Private Brennan Treadwell, died during a diphtheria outbreak in August 1864, which claimed the lives of over a thousand men in less than two weeks time.
Gettysburg town is wonderful. The section by the roundabout is especially attractive, at least to me.
agreed, we passed through at night at Christmas and went round that round about and it was postcard perfect.
I attended a memorial service at our states national cemetery today. One of the speakers invoked those words. It was a very moving event.
I submit that today’s re-enactors tend to be a bit more pudgy than the average Civil War soldier.
They tend to look more like Grant’s Chief of Engineers at Vicksburg, who asked relief from the order to visit the front lines daily, unless they needed him as a ‘sap roller’.
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