Thursday, April 2, 2009
This past weekend our family had the pleasure of taking a mini-vacation to Gettysburg with all of my husband's wonderful family. We even brought the dog! I majored in History at Rutgers University and have always been fascinated with the Civil War. I even did my senior thesis on the 54th Regiment of Union Soldiers from which one of my favorite movies - Glory - was based upon. So when my Sister-In-Law Susan suggested we all take a trip together to this amazing place - I was ecstatic! I've been there before, but it was several years ago and they recently built a new Visitor's Center that was incredible. Just being on such hallowed ground gave me goosebumps at every turn. The only souvineer I brought home was a bullet from the battlefield. I learned so much that I never knew before and I will always remember this trip. Hope you enjoy the pictures!
This is Mallory in front of the Jennie Wade house. Jennie was the only civilian killed during this horrendous battle.
Amy and Mallory in front of the door to Jennie's house. You can still see the bullet holes. Our tour guide showed us the hole from the bullet that actually killed poor Jennie.
My silly husband trying to get a bite of Jennie's bread. She was baking bread for the Union soldiers when she was shot.
Some gorgeous pictures of the battlefield that I can't wait to print out in black and white. It was raining on and off all weekend and a bit chilly, so there was a mist over the fields that just added to the solemn atmosphere.
Little Round Top - the most fierce of the battling took place here.
Thanks for sharing our vacation with us! Have a great weekend. I'll be back next week with pix of treasures from a weekend of thrifting and yard sale-ing!!!