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    Gettysburg

    Good morning, it’s Tuesday, July 2, 2019.

    On this date in 1863, in the fields outside the Pennsylvania village of Gettysburg, two great armies were poised to smash each other. The day before, Confederate commanders A.P. Hill and Richard Ewell had driven Union brigades back through the town, meaning that the way the battle lines were drawn, Robert E. Lee’s Southerners actually held the northern and western position of the battlefield.

    The first day’s fighting had been inconclusive. Lee was fighting his first major battle without Thomas“Stonewall” Jackson, who had been mortally wounded at Chancellorsville. Stonewall Jackson was not an easy general to replace, which Ewell revealed on the first day by declining Lee’s“discretionary order” to attack a federal position called Cemetery Hill. Believing, erroneously, that too many Union troops were defending it, Ewell waited.

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    Had the pleasure of visiting Gettysburg years ago for a day which is not enough. Toured the various battle gound sites, it was interesting, exhilarating and sad.
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    Been there 3 times. Gettysburg and Antietam are only a few hours away. I liked the battlefield at Antietam better because 1) I'm more interested in that battle and 2) it's much smaller and easier to get a feel for. Most of the killing occurred in a relatively small area running from Miller Cornfield to the Sunken Lane. Gettysburg is pretty big. The best attraction at Gettysburg IMO is the town. It's freaking awesome. Military antiques and great food everywhere. It's very male oriented. Not a great place to bring your lady.
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    Great American Heros on all sides! They dont make people like that anymore. PS I agree with the comments on Sharpsburg battlefield (Antiem) The best thing about it is the setting. Still rural so you can imagine what it was like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Admiral Ackbar View Post
    Great American Heros on all sides! They dont make people like that anymore. PS I agree with the comments on Sharpsburg battlefield (Antiem) The best thing about it is the setting. Still rural so you can imagine what it was like.
    You can actually do both in the same trip if you have at least 3 days. They're only about an hour apart. Antietam has a small museum so it's really a one day affair of that. Burnside's Bridge is a beautiful spot to relax and have lunch. It would awesome to bring a six pack but I'm sure that won't fly. Lol Anyway, it's right down 81 from Gettysburg so you can definitely do both.
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    You could even sneak in a visit to the Flight 93 Memorial in Sommerset. It is like a triangle of real America and real American hero's! Not to take anything away from the courage of Colin Kapernick or your average homosexual coming out of the closet, of course!
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