We arrived at Gettysburg and took a campsite in Artillery Ridge Campground and National Riding Stables. The smell of horse poo is dreadfully strong and there are horse enthusiasts everywhere, but we're managing. You won't be able to make out the wording on the sign over his head in the photo below. It reads: "Ride into history on HORSEBACK. Battlefield tours." Can you imagine. No, we didn't ride horses.
We opted to purchase a field guide with tour CD and tour from the comfort of our own car. Two other options were available for touring the battlefields: Personal guide or tour bus. Ugh.
Here is some of what we saw today with captions where I can remember what they are:
|Statue of Abner Doubleday, a Union General and the inventor of the game of Baseball.|
Refer to our trip to Cooperstown, NY two weeks ago for more...
|Yours truly standing at the North Carolina Monument|
|General Robert E Lee and the Confederate Soldiers Memorial|
From very near this monument, General Lee watched the battle of Picket's Charge
|Picket's Charge area from the point of the Confederacy|
|The farm and home of President and Mrs Dwight D. Eisehower|
|Wayne on Little Roundtop|
|High Water Mark - Picket's Charge. This area was known as "the angle".|
Final decisive point in the battle of Gettysburg giving the Union it's victory here
and turning the tide in the war's eventual outcome.