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Gettysburg

I’m late again.  I was hoping to post a piece on July 4th, but I was out celebrating my favorite national holiday … July 4th, Independence Day.  To me, every Fourth of July is special, but this one is the … Continue reading

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Armistice Day

The end of World War I was marked by Germany signing the armistice (truce) at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.  In 1919 President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11th as Armistice Day, a … Continue reading

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Cause and Effect

This scene made me stop and think.  Which came first, the cannon or the grave sites?  While I was at Gettysburg, I didn’t have time to research this, but it sure made me think. I know that the Union troops … Continue reading

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General Meade’s Headquarters

I couldn’t locate General Meade’s headquarters at Gettysburg, so you’ll have to settle for his hindquarters.   Trick or Treat Thought for the Day:  Ever notice that the people who are late are often much jollier than the people who have … Continue reading

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Civil War buildings

Located about 3 miles southeast of Gettysburg, PA, this farm house, built in 1862, is now a charming B&B.  Our room was on the second floor, overlooking the expansive front lawn where this picture was taken.  The second story floor boards … Continue reading

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Canon fire

I’ve often wondered how my super-sophisticated, high-tech Canon DSLR would fare against the cannons used in the Civil War.  At 8.5 frames per second, my Canon could easily “outshoot” the lumbering 2,000 lb  single-shot artillery pieces used at Gettysburg.  But the battlefield … Continue reading

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