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Today the plan is, after we finish breakfast, we are going to get our photos taken using original photography equipment back from the civil war era. We will be dressed according to the period. After that, we will grab lunch to go and head down via Skyline Drive thru the mountains. Due to the weather in Charleston, SC we are no longer heading that way. We will be making our way to Knoxville, TN. Or as close as we can. Today is mostly going to be a driving ...
... vintage civil war photos done by a professional photographer using original equipment. We will have that done tomorrow around 11:30 and then after that we will head south through the mountains making our stop in Knoxville, TN for the night. That's the plan!
Jess and I are eating left overs from yesterdays dinner at Longhorns. (Ribs and Steak) and then relaxing a bit for the night. Enjoy the photos! Signing off for Day 1.
Woke up this morning and boy are we sore. Who would have thought just driving for 7+ hours would do that. We are about to grab breakfast and then make the 30 min drive to Gettysburg to meet with our guide. Our guide is to provide a 3 hour history tour of Gettysburg and the surrounding area. Should be a learning experience. Then off to lunch and maybe the museum and/or a visit to the Amish country. That's still up in air. Anyways off we go until the next ...
... Perhaps my fault that I didn't find a good time to ask him questions. We were wishing for listening devices because by the time we got off the bus, he would be halfway through his talk on that particular site. Mr. Smith did clear up the difference between a regiment which consists of 300 men and a brigade made up of 5 regiments. All in all, I think I needed at least a full day or two to truly ...
... of the Civil War. But it sure wasn't states rights. If anything, the war was caused by good old-fashioned greed. Those fine Southern gentlemen were not about to give up their privileged status and their plush way of life, built on the blood and sweat of their slaves, without a fight - even if it meant death for 650,000 Americans.
Uh oh, ranting again. Never mind.
We also visited Valley Forge a few days later, but this seems to ...