I went to Gettysburg this past weekend...

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  1. Anonymous007

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    ...hadn't been there since 1989 on a 7th grade class trip. Pretty humbling as an adult this time. Going to Devils Den and then Big Round Top in 90 degree weather was hard enough. I only imagined both the Union and Confederate soldiers fighting in the humid Pennsylvania summer with all their equipment. It didn't make me feel like a man for a while.
     
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    I live in Illinois and we used to take trips to New Salem and Sprinfield for the Lincoln stuff. All I cared about at that time was not being in school and my sack lunch. As an adult, I have visited those places with better appreciation, so I feel you. We are the same age, as well!
     
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    All fought bravely against horrible weapons, with little chance of survival.

    While I like to think of myself as brave, I would've probably turned and run away like a coward. How the men charged up steep hills or stood their ground in the face of certain death is hard for me to fathom.

    I see why so many people respect the men who engaged in the fight and stood firm.
     
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    Yeah you go there as a kid and say OK something went on here, but when you go there as an adult it hits you about the sacrifice, the history and the grounds you are actually walking on.
     
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    .....Climbed up Little Roundtop as a child, and had to piss something awful near the top, of course there was a HUGE group of people coming up behind me, went behind and on a 20th Maine monument.... Begged their forgiveness as I did it, and have always felt bad, but a part of me thinks they would have understood lol.....
     
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    That's a sad place
     
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    I have been to the Normandy beaches and surrounding towns. You get this weird feeling when you think about the shit that went down, and all the death
     
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    Don't forget...their uniforms were woolen.
     
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    The Civil War, another example of the blaeks causing problems...
     
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    I went to Little Big Horn and lol.
     
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    Always wanted to take a trip there. Maybe next yr
     
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    We really never went on vacations as a kid, my dad just never spent money.
    One of the few vacations we went on was to Gettysburg I was probably 12. It was one of the most memorable vacations I have ever been on I can't wait to go back even as a youngster I got it.
    One of the best most memorable vacations of my life. I highly recommend if you have never gone to Gettysburg you go. It is a great spot
     
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    Stay here next time anyone goes they treat you like kings and you are close to everything. Supposed to be haunted if you believe that shit

    http://www.innatherrridge.com/
     
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    I went to the Battle of Little Big Horn battlefield site in Montana when I was a kid, and would like to go back and revisit it. I read somewhere that they added markers for where the Native Americans fell (with red markers! :giggle:)

    I'd also like to go to South Africa and visit the site of the Battle of Isandlwanha

    I've always been fascinated by :quote: modern :quote: (for their respective times) armies defeated in the field in set piece battles by indigenous people with inferior weapons. :wd:
     
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    Does not approve.

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    And look how close the restrooms are you animal.

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    Not sure how old you are, but it did help that most of them were teens and 20's. Also, they were thin and highly conditioned from a life of working outdoors, and since they joined up, marching everywhere they went, 20 miles or so a day during a campaign. It was unusually hot for the climate there during the battle, high 80's I think. And their uniforms were wool.

    When you get your body trained and acclimated to heat, it's not all that bad when you're under 45 or so.
     
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    Me too. There are some fantastic websites with photos from Isandlwana that give a great perspective on the vast distances covered. In the movies it's like all the action is happening over about 1/4 of a mile. I've read just about every book there is on the Anglo-Zulu war, Isandlwana is fascinating in that it would be one of the most horrifying ending battles in modern times.
     
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    We went on a few, but it was always about like this. Drive, drive, more driving, then a night's stay at what today could not have been more than a $60/night room with 5 people crammed in it. But it stirred my interest in history.
     
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    I was going to go there, then I found a website with dozens of high res photos of every single position along the coast from the beach and above. $5,000 saved. No french to put up with .