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... I had to kick Ella and Brandee out of their beds so I could get out the propane tanks and run down the road to Sheetz to exchange them. I hooked them back up and we were good to go for the night. Of course the dance music was blaring the entire time.
Saturday was pretty cold all day. Barely got above 50degrees we stayed inside most of the morning. We were visited by Nevin & Cathy for early morning and lunch. We also went ...
We visited famous sites of the battle such as Little Round Top, Cemetery and Seminary Ridges. A highlight of our visit was when we walked Pickett’s Charge from Seminary Ridge to Cemetery Ridge. This was the tragic 1-mile charge of the Confederates to try and break the center of the Union line.
While we walked the 1 mile up to The Angle on Cemetery Ridge, we discussed and imagined what it would have been like to have ...
... from both sides. We went to the Visitors center and picked up a road map to follow. It's a 30mile area so its easiest to drive from spot to spot and follow the progression of the battle in your car. It worked out well as it was cold outside anyway so walking would not have been fun. It was interesting to see all the monuments representing the regiments who were mostly separated by state and the side they ...
... for a few minutes and just live in the moment.
No snow on the ground now, but, still a beautiful moment as the first rays of the sun reach across the Cumberland Valley.
The Death of a Village
Finally I loop my way back around to Highway 11, an important historic north-south route that travels through Cumberland Valley, Shenadoah Valley and on across the country, running parallel to the Appalachian Trail. Here, it seems that back in colonial times, ...
... War, although it doesn't bring the war to an end. Certainly if the South had won, there would be nothing to stop them and the USA declared 80 years earlier would come to an end. However, the Union win, but then amazingly allow the South to withdraw, rather than finishing them off. Lincoln's Gettysburg address when dedicating the cemetery some months later is one of the best known speeches of all time. At the site, we get ...