Sunday, March 15, 2009

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: Little Round Top

One of the interesting parts of visiting Gettysburg National Military Park is that the place has been more or less left alone since 1863. Yes, they cleaned up a bit, but otherwise it's about the way the soldiers left it. Therefore, it's easy to picture what both sides encountered during the course of the most famous battle in the Civil War. Here's the view of Little Round Top, subject of some fierce fighting in the battle.

If you do take a driving tour of the battlefield, be sure to buy a tape/CD for your car. It will explain what you are seeing at each stop. Besides -- as one person put it, you can almost feel the ghosts during a visit.

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