Comfort Inn Mechanicsburg/Harrisburg - South
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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 ...
In between autostops, there were various monuments and memorials dedicated to brigades, regiments, and commanders from both the Confederate and Union sides. On each regimental monument, the total number of officers and enlisted men present, killed, wounded and captured/missing were displayed.
As we saw these regimental monuments, it was very surprising and appalling there were over 60% casualties (including ...
... 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 ...
... took us to the House of Representatives and the Senate chambers then to the Chamber of the Supreme Court. Every room was very impressive.
After the tour we shopped at Costco and WalMart for supplies. However we couldn't buy any alcohol at Costco; they have the same laws about alcohol as NS so only state run stores can sell alcohol.
Back to StarTwo to plan for the next ...
... to find a federal soldier and bury him in the new cemetery. Southern women raised money to exhume the dead on the battle field over the next few years and the southern soldiers were buried in cemeteries in cities like Richmond, Augusta and Savanna.
By November the Soldiers National Cemetery was ready for dedication. Wills hired Edward Evert a politician and orator to speak at the occasion. ...