Wednesday, July 3, 2013

150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

It's the 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg which was fought July 1-3 leaving 10,000 dead Americans, North and South, over 25 square miles of countryside.  650, 000 of both sides died in the Civil War, Americans fighting Americans, more than all the other wars combined.  The sin of slavery came at a high price.  The line of Confederates taking away their dead and wounded was seventeen miles long.  I can't wrap my head around it, can you?  10,000. In one battle.  All Americans.

We were just at Gettysburg.  An artist painted a huge painting after this battle that is so large and in the round, a Cyclorama, that they built a new building to house it.  We drove the countryside viewing the monuments and the places of battle.  We saw the farmhouses still standing which were turned into hospitals.  Here are some pictures of Gettysburg to remember the lives of 10,000 dead Americans.



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