I feel honored to have been able to stand for a few minutes on that hollowed ground where Chamberlain's leadership saved the Union Army on Cemetery Hill from being flanked by the Confederates. What many do not realize is that Brigadier General John Buford's decision use his 2,500 man Calvary unit to fight a delaying action against the Confederate troops approaching Gettysburg that enabled the Union troops to gain the high ground on Cemetery Hill and Little Round Top. Had he not done what he did day 2, and 3 of this historic battle would have turned out much differently with Lee on the high ground.
The view above is looking toward the forest (over a mile away) where Pickett's Charge originate (click on the picture to see the forest).
It was a sobering and emotional 5 hours, but 5 hours I would not trade for anything. Around 6:30 we headed over to Appalachian Brewing Company for a couple of brews. This is a very nice micro brewery, and we would recommend it very highly.....right on the Baltimore Turnpike.
We got "home" around 8 pm and settled in around 10 to watch the movie Gettysburg, which we have on CD. The movie is around 234 minutes long....we finished watching it around 2 am......even today TLE and I are still talking about what we saw, and learned yesterday.
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