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.
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.
I would LOVE to visit Gettysburg some day!
Sounds like you have some wonderful memories...would have enjoyed seeing your re-enactment!
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