Day Seven ~ Gettysburg

Gettysburg Travel Blog

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How many lives were lost here?

Our trip was coming to an end.  The last place to be visited was the Gettysburg Battlefield and Cemetery.  If anyone in another part of the world is reading this and you don't understand the significance of this sacred spot, read a history book about The War Between the States.  AKA:  The Civil War. 

The battle at Gettysburg was the turning point in the war and many, many lives were lost on both sides.  It was a bloody battle and proved to be the beginning of the end for the Confederate Army.  Underfunded and undermanned, our boys in gray were no match for the Union troops.

The irony of it all is that the Confederates were only stopping in Gettysburg to try and buy shoes.  They weren't looking for a fight.  Hungry, weary and discouraged, probably most every one of them just wanted to go home.

Enjoy these few last photos.  After this stop, I packed up my camera.  It was time to head home and there wouldn't be any photo opportunities between here and home.

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How many lives were lost here?
How many lives were lost here?
Four score and seven years ago....
Four score and seven years ago....
Me and Jerry beside the memorial i…
Me and Jerry beside the memorial …
Gettysburg
photo by: Andy99