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... Gettysburg was another private museum that had lots of cool stuff. Not all was related to the civil war, they had several displays about the world wars, various presidents, and people. There were artifacts from Hitler's Eagle's Nest that were interesting.
We snapped a few pictures, they don't really show the vastness of the displays. They had Marilyn Monroe's white lacy Bra. Off course had to get a snap of that. For the ones interested, 36C. ...
... out that it was a Civil War between the Confederates and the Unions. So once we figured that major part out, the rest of the tour wasn’t so boring! We drove from stop no.1 to stop no. 15 which took a few hours. Reading the descriptions of each section of the battlefields was pretty confusing as they dropped a lot of names and area’s which, didn’t mean much to either of us, so we took the basics from it… what happened there. We didn’t need ...
... The two armies met by accident in the small farm town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on July 1, 1863. The next three days would go down in history as the turning point of the Civil War. Eventually, it would turn out to be a Union victory by a narrow margin. The victory came at a cost: 23,000 dead northerners, and 28,000 Confederates. Though the war would last almost two more years, the Battle of Gettysburg meant the gradual decline of the ...
... good place to discuss it. We were on our way to Philadelphia when we saw the sign for Valley Forge. Turn here! Philadelphia will wait. Do locales have their own unique feelings? I think not. Rather the individual has the feeling based on what he knows about the place he is visiting. Think of the music you heard in the movie Patton as the General visits various ancient battle sites. As I recall, he said something like, "I was there". Could he feel ...
... died without knowing the other's fate.
Later, we got out to see some cannons and he explained the billions of steps it takes to load and fire one. It took 6 horses to pull one cannon. 75,000 horses were used in this battle and 5,000 were killed in three days. As he was teaching us about the cannons he asked the kids to NOT put their faces in front of the cannon's hole because birds nest inside them. The kids said they saw one, but ...
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