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  • Going to Gettysburg this weekend...

    Does anyone have any recommendations on what to go see/do?

    Thanks,
    Brian

  • #2
    Drink coffee in the Confederate tree line ... alone ... at dawn.
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    • #3
      Don't forget to post some pics.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MajorH
        Drink coffee in the Confederate tree line ... alone ... at dawn.
        Major...I don't get up early enough to be there at dawn. Of course, sometimes I'm going to sleep at that hour.

        Ahhh...who am I kidding, I'm married with 2 kids. I'm up past my bedtime right now.

        That would be quite a moment though.

        Take care,
        Brian

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Priest
          Don't forget to post some pics.
          Hmmm....good thinking. I'll have to remember to bring the camera.

          The plan right now is to go to the visitor center and watch the "Electronic Map" which is supposed to give a good overview of the battle. Then I'll do the driving tour and finally, the Rangers will be doing a "Battle Walk" for Picket's Charge that I'll join in.

          I've never been a big Civil War guy, but I'm pretty excited about this.

          Take care,
          Brian

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          • #6
            Little Round top. Go to the top and study the terrain from there. You'll see what I mean once you get to the top.

            Inside the town, visit the military art gallery. Very cool.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Don Maddox
              Little Round top. Go to the top and study the terrain from there. You'll see what I mean once you get to the top.
              Great idea. I'll give that a go.

              Brian

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              • #8
                Hi,

                Isn't Ron Maxwell currently filming the "Last Full Measure" to complete the "Gods and Generals", Gettysburg Trilogy?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Don Maddox
                  Little Round top. Go to the top and study the terrain from there. You'll see what I mean once you get to the top.

                  Inside the town, visit the military art gallery. Very cool.
                  I'd second Little Round Top as an excellent place to view the battlefield.
                  Lance W.

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                  • #10
                    Make sure that you walk from the VA memorial to the Stone Wall and copse of trees. When you walk where Pickett's Charge took place, its as if time has stopped and you are all alone there.

                    Mark
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                    Si vis pacem, para bellum. (If you want peace, prepare for war.)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by last_cav1971
                      Make sure that you walk from the VA memorial to the Stone Wall and copse of trees. When you walk where Pickett's Charge took place, its as if time has stopped and you are all alone there.

                      Mark
                      Deo Vindice
                      Just did that very thing last weekend. Also spent a good deal of time wondering around Little Round Top and for the first time I climbed Big Round Top.
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                      • #12
                        An awesome and hollowed place. I was there last when I was 11 but I remeber it vivadly. Lots of things to do. The electronic map was very interesting and then going up on big and little round tops was awesome. Also check out Devils Den and defintly walk Pickets Charge. On day I will go back but until then I want pictures

                        Thanks for looking!!

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                        • #13
                          Speaking of Civil War battle sites. I went to Fredericksburg on my trip this summer. A small part of the original stone wall is still intact. Along with an old house and a grave. Its really too bad how so much of the battlefield is gone now. And only a tiny interpetation center to mark it.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Scully
                            Does anyone have any recommendations on what to go see/do?

                            Thanks,
                            Brian
                            See the Cyclorama. It puts you in the middle of Pickett's Charge (or more correctly, the Union response to that attack).
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                            • #15
                              I have half-a-mind to go to the Gettysburg National this year before I have to go to Marine Boot... It would cost $$$ and take a long time but one week of re-enacting the most influential battles in American History is on my list... If not I can always try to make Franklin, Tenn.
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