Haunting.Those are the words that come to mind when I think of Gettysburg. The Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment in Gettysburg is held in July, usually to coincide with Independence Day. This is the first year that it was not, but, we will look back to one of the reenactments that I attended. I cannot think of a better way to make history come alive than to experience it first hand. It was so real! There were live mortars, charges with horses, and artillery shells. I bought the tickets online and headed up to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
The Civil War reenactment is done by living historians to educate and recreate the events of that time. I think it is one of the best reenactments that I have ever seen, hands down.
Across the hot, sun-scorched fields of Gettysburg came waves of soldiers in gray, steady, and ready, making their way towards the thinning blue line of Union soldiers. One by one, they fell. - at Gettysburg Battlefield.
Gettysburg became one of the turning points in the Civil War. It was General Robert E. Lee's plan to invade the North and force an immediate end to the war.
Flags fluttering the buglers blowing, troops of troops colliding; the land boiling with smoke and fire. — at Gettysburg Battlefield.
You can see pictures and paintings, but it is really hard to imagine. I walked through the camps, where everything was, just as it had been. The reality of it is beyond words. — at Gettysburg Battlefield.
July 1-3 in 1863, Union troops repelled a massive artillery assault on Cemetery Ridge in southern Pennsylvania. As a consequence, Confederate General Robert El Lee was forced to retreat and ultimately abandon his attempt to reach Washington, DC via Pennsylvania.
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Let the sun shine in on your life
So the joy may touch your soul
As always, there must be a flower. Always. To color my world. #alwaysaflower
i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.
i called the boy who use to love me
tried to ‘okay’ my voice
i said hello
he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?
and these are what my prayers look like;
i come from two countries
one is thirsty
the other is on fire
both need water.
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
"where does it hurt?"
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