The Historic Fairfield Inn 1757
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... for the Union here), then made our way towards the historical district of town.
First stop was the Springhouse Tavern at Dobbin House for a cold draft beer. Built in 1776 by a reverend and his family, the home was built over a spring so they would have an adequate and safe (from the Indians) supply of water. ...
... to know about the battle. We did not know that it is the largest battle ever to take place on American soil. The walk around the national cemetery and the battlefields with all the monuments and the incredibly large amount of unknown soldier markers was very sobering. Highly recommended!
We're hoping to go into town tomorrow and tour the town itself, but rain is in the forecast...
... with markers and stones in cemeteries nearby. The burden of burying the dead fell to local people and Sharpsburg was considerably smaller than Gettysburg.
Some 9 months after the battle here, the Virginians passed by here on their way to Gettysburg and one solider found his dead comrades still lying on the field!!!!
However, onward on the campaign we must go and Harpers Ferry is the next destination.
14 hrs, 25 kms
Today I want to get a closer look at impressive cluster of buildings in the middle of the mountainous forest. It looks like a university put smack in the middle of nowhere. So I take a closer look--and yes, these buildings are even more impressive with a closer look. One with a grand pillare entrance that looks like it could be about 100 years old. Another huge multistory brick building with a towering white cupola at the top.
Day totals: 8 hrs, 20.8 kms
Note: the date has been changed to keep the segments of my Superhike in geographical order
The Gettysburg Loop
The original plan was to start following the Appalachian Trail south--occasionally taking side trips to visit towns along the way. However, just accross the ridge, some 15 miles away is the city of Gettysburg where perhaps the most important battle of the Civil War was fought--a watershed moment ...