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Travel Blogs from Gettysburg
... from stones brought from the Canterbury cathedral in England. We walked around the church grounds and enjoyed gardens and views. Spring has just arrived so a few early flowers are showing but nothing is in full bloom yet. Everyone is hungry and ready for lunch. Thanks to Yelp we found a Le Pain Quotidien - a favorite of Lauralees. After lunch we drove into West Virginia to explore Harpers Ferry. Harpers Ferry is located at the confluence of the Shenandoah ...
Infantryman earned $12/month and Doctors $220/month.
Over 30 women passed the medical inspection to join the army, one of them 3 times!!!!!!
In the beginning of the war each brigade of 100 men elected their commanding officer.
Field Doctors used laudanum and whiskey with sugar
Field amputations in 1863, were carried out, largely, by the same 2 page procedure as they are ...
... We will not do that again!
However, we did find out where all our Canada Geese are hanging out ! Allentown, PA. geese, geese and more geese !
AND with our long drive through the traffic, we did not get a catalog for hotel specials, So when we register we get the normal price. Mind you there is a dog show in town and they would not give us the special price anyway.
... really amazing to be walking the site where that story took place.
There were some impressive monuments, NY and PA infantry in particular, but the most amazing was the statue of General Warren looking out over all the small battlefields below...The Peach Orchard, the Bloody Wheatfield. I bought a magnet earlier with the statue and scene, so it was great to get my own shot of the photo AND to take Brady's photo up on the next rock!
We worked ...