My Mom and I took off for the day and traveled to Gettysburg, PA.
About a two hour trip from my home up and down Route 30,
thru the mountains, around big turns, the ride was refreshing.
The Battlefield was not busy and we just took our time wondering
at what it must have been like. The sights, the smells, the sounds …
Such a nice day, not too hot, not too cool, not too breezy … perfect!
We talked about how innovative they were then. Look at this pistol with a
rifle grip, would be steady to aim with, but as far as distance or accuracy?
Then there was the different shot used. From cannon fire to rifle fire.
I sure would not have wanted to be shot with any of these.
Can you imagine what the doctors saw and experienced?
This was Longstreet’s memorial. I especially enjoy reading
about this man. The Civil War fascinates me. I would
love to be able to do re-enactments …
the cooking at that time is interesting.
The Pennsylvania Memorial.
I have some relatives names on here but have yet to
find all of them. We have documentation and memorabilia
from those who fought in my family tree.
The homes were small for such large families.
The stone homes are gorgeous and those
thick window sills … but I’m sure they were
cold and drafty in the Pennsylvania winters.
We supped here at The Dobbin House.
I should have taken pictures inside.
We sat on two large high back stuffed chairs
in front of a fireplace and ate the pleasant tasting
fare of Roast Duck in a Cider sauce with roasted Sweet
Potatoes, Prime Rib that melted in your mouth
but just the ambiance of the place ….
and it was part of the Underground Railroad.
Mom is setting in front of the Gift Shop portion.
We had such a great day together.
As we traveled back home we listened to a series of Sermons
on “The Chaplains in Gray”, “Stonewall Jackson’s Verse”,
and “The Legacy of Robert E Lee.”
You can find them here:
SermonAudio.com under Greenville Seminary & Mt. Olive
Good listening … I haven’t found much on the Union Chaplains like I have the Confederate’s. But this Seminary
website has a lot about the Southern Christian men. Ever hear of a ‘coalporter?’
I downloaded a lot of them to my iTouch and iTunes …
I listen to them over and over, they are rich.
Hope you enjoyed our day out and about too!
Ya’ll come back – ya hear!