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Discussion in 'New Recruits Meet & Greet Area' started by infomanpa, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. infomanpa

    infomanpa Corporal

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    I am a teacher from the Philadelphia area. I am particularly interested in Gettysburg because it's only a couple of hours drive from my home. Also, this battle appears to have more written about it as compared to other battles. Therefore, I take advantage of all of this by visiting and studying the battlefield a couple times a year. I am interested in discussing the various aspects of the battle.
     

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    Welcome to the forum from Alabama.
     
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    Hello infomanpa, welcome to Civil War Talk.

    You'll find a lot of Gettysburg enthusiasts and experts on here.
     
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    Welcome to the forum iinfomanpa.

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    Hello and welcome from 35 miles north of Gettysburg!
     
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    Hey and welcome from Pittsburgh!
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum from Michigan. We have plenty of people who will be willing to discuss Gettysburg with you.
     
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    Hello neighbor. Welcome from Pittsburgh.
     
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    Welcome From The Heart Of Dixie. Be sure to stop by the Weapons & Ammo forum.
     
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    Hi back at ya.

    Gettysburg rates as one of the largest and most famous battles in North America. So it deserves a lot of study.

    I was interested in that battle but didn't feel much connection to my interested in Mississippi regiments. Then I read about charge of General Barksdale's Mississippi Brigade. I kept that charge filed away in my mind. Then just recently, I found two relatives on my maternal side of my family. One served in Barksdale's brigade and was most likely involved in that charge. The other relative was in Hood's Texas brigade and died on that day.
    So you have to see how Gettysburg swept up men from all over the Nation.
     
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  21. infomanpa

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    I was much inspired by General Barksdale. He was really chomping at the bit to get into action. His charge was quite successful. Too bad that it was his last.
     
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