I and DH have been on a short trip to Gettysburg, Pa. to visit with my brother & his wife who is in her last year of seminary. Before leaving for Pa. I finished her stole for her ordination. She seemed very pleased.
Now for the real reason for the trip.
My brother is a Civil War junkie. He has been since he has been old enough to read.
Knowing this, and never having spend any time in Gettysburg before. DH wanted to visit and have time with "Little Bro" on the battlefield. In a day and half they transversed 40,000 acres, climbed Little Round Top, went down to Devils Den (where the creek ran red with rebel blood), followed Pickett's charge up Seminary Ridge, ending at the High Water Mark.
Both of the guys had a great time. They decided the South would have won the war if they had repeating guns like the north (the Rebels could only load & shoot 3 rounds in a minute, while the Yanks had guns that could shoot 8 rounds off before having to be reloaded) and had more men. Did you know that 40,000 men lost their life at Gettysburg? One of every four who died where from North Carolina.
Saturday night we got together with our cousin's. Many stories and many fun memories and times were relived. There were 8 (out 0f 14) of us and our young Aunt Ginny.