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    Any forum bros near Gettysburg PA? I'm looking forward to checking out the battlefield and maybe taking some "ghost tours". Should be fun.....I hope. lol



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    The last time I was there was about Four Score and Seven Years ago. Things have probably changed since then.

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    I think I was last there around 1977 or so. I still remember thinking it was awesome.

    I would totally love to go again and geek out.

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    I went as part of a Washington DC trip I took with my school in 8th grade. I remember thinking that Gettysburg was awesome and it was the most memorable part of the trip for me. Going on the tour of the area and hearing the war stories gave me a pretty erie feeling while being out there, but in a cool way. There is a ton of history there and you can sorta just feel it in the air.

    The ghost tour we went on was pretty entertaining too, but all I really recall from that is that after every pause in speech, our little old lady tour guide would say "again". It was sort of like a nervous twitch or habit I guess. I think she said it to the tune of 180+ times. Yes, my buddy kept count. But the lady was hilarious.
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    its a fantastic place to visit .. doubly so if you spend a few hours in advance of your trip reading or watching some documentaries about the battle ... the story of the 20th regiment from Maine on little round top gives me chills .... how a mess up of almost colossal proportions became the one thing that lead us to where we are today as a nation ... if it went the way that was probably statistically most likely to, well, lets just say that some of the reasons for infractions on here would be opposite

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    Martinsixstringcustoms is in Harrisburg. Not too far away. I am probably within 2 hours or so of it.

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    I visited Gettysburg for a few hours during my stay in the US. Interesting, but I think one needs to read up on a fair bit in order to really appreciate it.. My knowledge of the US history is quite limited.. And of course, a few hours there is way too little..

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    Martinsixstringcustoms is in Harrisburg. Not too far away. I am probably within 2 hours or so of it.
    Harrisburg is a very nice place. It surprised me a bit, and I wish I spent more time there, not just a couple of hours just to wait for the train to NYC..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tor View Post
    I visited Gettysburg for a few hours during my stay in the US. Interesting, but I think one needs to read up on a fair bit in order to really appreciate it.. My knowledge of the US history is quite limited.. And of course, a few hours there is way too little..
    When you think of 53,000 casualties over the course of 3 days... that's nuts.

    Walking that ground must be something like walking Normandy or the Somme...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
    When you think of 53,000 casualties over the course of 3 days... that's nuts.

    Walking that ground must be something like walking Normandy or the Somme...
    Yeah, that's just a messed up bloodbath..

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    Read "Killer Angels" before you get there, it will enhance the experience like you can't believe.
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    Default Re: Going to Gettysburg...

    Thanks for the info, fellas. I'm really looking forward to the visit.



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    I was there a few years back Skull. That summer the cicada's (bugs) were taking over the whole area. It was the only semi-downside to a wonderful experience.

    I would start by getting a map from the welcome center. That way you can workout a path to all the stops. I didn't get through everything in one day, but I did get a pictures of all the NH monuments, and many other things. I found it personally interesting how close many of the NH, Maine and VT brigades were together. I enjoyed the soldiers cemetery, stop and pay some respects to your statesmen, and the confederate story from Devil's Den. The best of it all for me was Little Round Top.

    Read every plaque you can see, enjoy it all. You are going to need your car for the tour. There is a museum and gift shop also.

    We ate at the "Dobbin House" a historical old tavern. I recommend that highly.

    Have fun on the trip Skull. Feel the history.

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    Default Re: Going to Gettysburg...

    Thanks for the heads up on the "Dobbin House", Wixed. I'll definitely check it out.

    So far, my plan is to take a double decker bus tour through the grounds, then go back with my own vehicle and spend more time at the spots I may not get enough time with. I'm gonna have two days and nights there. Hopefully I can see a majority of everything in that time.



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    You always hear about the ghost stories. Be sure and take a few walks late at night. I figure even the most manly man would get a few goosebumps.
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    Were definitely taking some night walks/tours if possible.



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