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Nov
13
by Larryh86GT at 1:47 PM
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Photo taken at dusk last month. A very silent respectful time.

Gettysburg Silence.jpg
Nov
13
by Trivia Master at 7:30 AM
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What cavalry commander compared sabres to cornstalks and had his men armed with two six-shooters and their charges combined the effect of fire and shock?

credit: @Stony
Nov
12
by JPK Huson 1863 at 8:17 AM
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quilt eagle top.jpg quilt eagle bottom.jpg From the Met, an era quilt whose history is unknown. Nearly impossible tracking down quilts specific to those sewn for fund raising or use in hospitals, have an idea this was one. There are 26 stars but have a feeling two were put in to balance the design.

There's an American theme running through the war, our quilts. The famous Gunboat Quilts Confederate women created...
Nov
12
by Gettysburg Greg at 5:55 AM
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lrt combo2.jpg
Pretty cool comparison of the view seen from the summit of Little Round Top in 1863 and now. The top photo is Mathew Brady's mid July 1863 panorama across the Valley of Death to Devil's Den on the left with Houck's Ridge ond Rose Woods to the right. I took the matching modern view on the bottom a couple of years ago. Look closely and you can match rock for rock on Houck's Ridge. The efforts of the NPS to maintain...
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