User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Gettysburg

  1. #1
    Points: 132,265, Level: 87
    Level completed: 89%, Points required for next Level: 385
    Overall activity: 95.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialVeteranTagger First Class
    MisterVeritis's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    289980
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Madison
    Posts
    61,608
    Points
    132,265
    Level
    87
    Thanks Given
    48,303
    Thanked 21,347x in 16,349 Posts
    Mentioned
    238 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    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.

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/ar...or_140694.html
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.


    I pledge allegiance to the Constitution as written and understood by this nation's founders, and to the Republic it created, an indivisible union of sovereign States, with liberty and justice for all.

  2. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to MisterVeritis For This Useful Post:

    Admiral Ackbar (07-02-2019),DGUtley (07-02-2019),Peter1469 (07-02-2019)

  3. #2
    Points: 71,365, Level: 65
    Level completed: 19%, Points required for next Level: 1,785
    Overall activity: 79.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    hanger4's Avatar Advisor
    Karma
    212525
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Mountains of WNC
    Posts
    27,230
    Points
    71,365
    Level
    65
    Thanks Given
    12,961
    Thanked 13,634x in 9,211 Posts
    Mentioned
    465 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    It's ok if you disagree with me. I can't force you to be right.

  4. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to hanger4 For This Useful Post:

    Admiral Ackbar (07-04-2019),MisterVeritis (07-02-2019)

  5. #3
    Original Ranter
    Points: 228,568, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 51.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassOverdrive50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Mister D's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    397429
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    91,593
    Points
    228,568
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    18,196
    Thanked 34,372x in 24,369 Posts
    Mentioned
    924 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    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.
    Whoever criticizes capitalism, while approving immigration, whose working class is its first victim, had better shut up. Whoever criticizes immigration, while remaining silent about capitalism, should do the same.


    ~Alain de Benoist


  6. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Mister D For This Useful Post:

    MisterVeritis (07-02-2019),Peter1469 (07-02-2019)

  7. #4

    tPF Moderator
    Points: 16,616, Level: 31
    Level completed: 17%, Points required for next Level: 834
    Overall activity: 18.0%
    Achievements:
    Tagger First ClassYour first Group10000 Experience Points1 year registered
    Admiral Ackbar's Avatar tPF Moderator
    Karma
    2221
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    3,068
    Points
    16,616
    Level
    31
    Thanks Given
    1,611
    Thanked 2,211x in 1,432 Posts
    Mentioned
    60 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    "Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining"----Fletcher in The Outlaw Josey Wales

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to Admiral Ackbar For This Useful Post:

    Mister D (07-02-2019)

  9. #5

    tPF Moderator
    Points: 81,705, Level: 69
    Level completed: 69%, Points required for next Level: 745
    Overall activity: 41.0%
    Achievements:
    Recommendation Second ClassSocial50000 Experience PointsTagger First ClassYour first GroupVeteran
    DGUtley's Avatar tPF Moderator
    Karma
    170025
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Northeast Ohio
    Posts
    19,895
    Points
    81,705
    Level
    69
    Thanks Given
    6,786
    Thanked 15,287x in 8,777 Posts
    Mentioned
    534 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have Been there once. I need to go again.
    Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect. -- Woody Hayes​

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to DGUtley For This Useful Post:

    Admiral Ackbar (07-04-2019)

  11. #6
    Original Ranter
    Points: 228,568, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 51.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassOverdrive50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Mister D's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    397429
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    91,593
    Points
    228,568
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    18,196
    Thanked 34,372x in 24,369 Posts
    Mentioned
    924 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    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.
    Whoever criticizes capitalism, while approving immigration, whose working class is its first victim, had better shut up. Whoever criticizes immigration, while remaining silent about capitalism, should do the same.


    ~Alain de Benoist


  12. #7

    tPF Moderator
    Points: 16,616, Level: 31
    Level completed: 17%, Points required for next Level: 834
    Overall activity: 18.0%
    Achievements:
    Tagger First ClassYour first Group10000 Experience Points1 year registered
    Admiral Ackbar's Avatar tPF Moderator
    Karma
    2221
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    3,068
    Points
    16,616
    Level
    31
    Thanks Given
    1,611
    Thanked 2,211x in 1,432 Posts
    Mentioned
    60 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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!
    "Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining"----Fletcher in The Outlaw Josey Wales

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Single Sign On provided by vBSSO