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Welcome to

Gettysburg

An amateur’s look into Gettysburg past. Dessie Hughes August 2012


High Water Mark Area Pickett’s Charge


Welcome to Gettysburg – late afternoon walk through the Soldiers National Cemetery‌. making plans for tomorrow.


Tributes to soldiers past and present everywhere.


‘Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought fourth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal…’

This is near the spot where one of the greatest speeches took place. “The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here..” Abraham Lincoln, November 19, 1863.


Square.

Statue of Lincoln @ 1 Lincoln Town A first look at the battlefield‌

Speechless.


To say it was a ‘skirmish area’ just doesn’t seem right… Needed the band and orchestra at this point with me..


Around every corner.. another monumental place in Gettysburg.


‘The Angle’. This really was cool. It is a 90 degree corner where The Blue and The Grey experienced some of their worst

casualties.


Out on the battlefield looking up at ‘The Angle’


Confederates overwhelmed.


Battlefield and cannon.

iew from Culp’ Hill

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Looking at Big Round Top from Culp’s Hill.


NewYork’s French Zouaves. They wore baggy red pants..


Robert E. Lee’s statue on Seminary Ridge ~ looking towards Cemetery Ridge and the battlefield where Pickett’s charge failed.


His view.


His Headquarters‌. and gift shop.

A huge historical park.


A wonderful journey I’ll never forget and long to visit again.

A Visit to Gettysburg  

Pictures taken from my iPhone. Visiting Gettysburg should be mandatory for every American.

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