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cannon-wheel

Today is the 146th anniversary of Pickett’s Charge.  This cannon sits near the highest spot the Confederacy reached that day.  It was a spot of misery and glory, bravery and death.

Happy 4th of July.  Remember how we got here.

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  1. Gettysburg was one of the most amazing places I’ve visited. You could almost feel the ghosts of all those soldiers on the grounds!

  2. I can’t think of Pickett’s charge without remembering the re-enactment footage from c. 1913 in the Ken Burns documentary, men on crutches, missing legs, hobbling up that hill. Still brings tears to my eyes.

  3. Independence Day is a good thing to celebrate, isn’t it. I’m not much for fireworks, but I certainly enjoy this wonderful country we live in.

  4. One of the all-time best blog posts. In a nutshell. Thank you. And thank you from DH, who really really wants to take me to see the battlegrounds someday.

  5. We visited Gettysburg in 2002 when we took #1 son on the college tour extravaganza. Smokey and #1 are both history scholars and so thoroughly enjoyed the experience. #1 and #2 son even re-enacted Pickett’s Charge for themselves; it was August and the temperature near 100 degrees. Authentic, except for the lack of anyone shooting at them.

  6. The recreation stuff fascinates me. Doesn’t have the historic significance to me, though I know it is important. Hope you had a good 4th!

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