Sundown on Little Round Top at Hazlett’s Battery and 91st Pennsylvania monument. Photo taken 4/14/2012
In 1956, at the age of 14, I visited the Gettysburg National Military Park. My first experience concerning the battlefield was the Electric Map in the now “old” Visitors Center. It was an epiphany! I then took the car tour of the battlefield with my father and we stayed until dark. I am now 70… [Continue Reading]
I have visited Gettysburg many times since 1968. I have seen many improvements and changes. The new visitors center and cyclorama are well worth the effort of seeing and enjoying. Unable to find the second position of the 24th Mich. I started a fund raiser, designed and held a dedication to erect a monument.
It was April and my mother and I were on my trip of a lifetime, Antietam, Richmond, Petersburg, Lynchburg, Harper’s Ferry and Gettysburg. I had a small cassette recorder in my purse running while we walked across the street and through the back side of the National Cemetery (past the Lewis Armistead/Masonic Memorial). We we… [Continue Reading]
The photo attached was taken in August 2011 at the end of Norwich University’s Masters in Military History week-long Gettysburg Staff Ride. As 4 of us emerged from dinner in downtown Gettysburg, the sun was just setting. We scrambled to the car and headed south along the old Emmitsburg Road. As we reached the turnoff to the Round Tops, the moon rose over the hills – I pulled our car to the side and took this picture. What a fantastic way to end an outstanding trip to Gettysburg!