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Old 04-24-2012, 10:53 PM   #1
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:50 AM   #3
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Impressive.

And sad.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:02 AM   #4
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Impressive.

And sad.
Thank you.....

Yes very sad, the Picture ooof the marker with just the number is what is sad, knowing there was a young man who gave his life and is remembered as a NUMBER...
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I have never been to any of the Civil war battlefields. As was posted earlier it is both impressive and sad. Still, I would love to go.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:39 PM   #6
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I have never been to any of the Civil war battlefields. As was posted earlier it is both impressive and sad. Still, I would love to go.
the pictures doesn't do this justice. there are over 20 stops and 13 miles of tour at Shiloh, if you love history I strongly recommend a trip to a Civil war National Park.
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The closest thing we have around here that would be similar are several Calvary forts and the Little Big Horn Battlefield ( Custers last stand). I took the family there several years ago and it was pretty amazing as well.
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I did a trip years ago, that toured about 5 or 6 civil war battle fields from Va up to PA to include Gettysburg. The tour guide we had was better than the guys at the spots and really made it enjoyable for a 14 year old kid.

Also got to see the Changing of the Gaurds at the Tomb of the Unkown in Arlington.

I would love to do a trip like that again now that I know more of the history.
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The closest thing we have around here that would be similar are several Calvary forts and the Little Big Horn Battlefield ( Custers last stand). I took the family there several years ago and it was pretty amazing as well.
Calvary forts and Little Big Horn would be awesome to see..
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I did a trip years ago, that toured about 5 or 6 civil war battle fields from Va up to PA to include Gettysburg. The tour guide we had was better than the guys at the spots and really made it enjoyable for a 14 year old kid.

Also got to see the Changing of the Gaurds at the Tomb of the Unkown in Arlington.

I would love to do a trip like that again now that I know more of the history.
that is on my bucket list...I think I would break down at Arlington
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For me one of the most poignant Civil War sights is Fredericksburg Virginia. In Decmeber of, I think, 1862 the Union army tried to charge up a pretty steep hill called Marye's Heights.

First they had to cross a river and make their way through the town, all under fire. Then they had to charge across some open fields before they even got to the hill. The Confederates were on the hill with artillery firing down on the Union troops, and in addition they had infantry at the base of the hill behind a stone wall which provided excellent cover. The Union troops were slaughtered and only a few of them lived to start the climb up Marye's Heights, which they were quickly driven off of.

The cemetary where many of the Union dead are buried is atop Marye's Heights, so I guess those poor boys finaly did make it up the hill.
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For me one of the most poignant Civil War sights is Fredericksburg Virginia. In Decmeber of, I think, 1862 the Union army tried to charge up a pretty steep hill called Marye's Heights.

First they had to cross a river and make their way through the town, all under fire. Then they had to charge across some open fields before they even got to the hill. The Confederates were on the hill with artillery firing down on the Union troops, and in addition they had infantry at the base of the hill behind a stone wall which provided excellent cover. The Union troops were slaughtered and only a few of them lived to start the climb up Marye's Heights, which they were quickly driven off of.

The cemetary where many of the Union dead are buried is atop Marye's Heights, so I guess those poor boys finaly did make it up the hill.
U know history is just so much better when u can see and feel the story...
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That's true. So much more can sometimes be understood then just reading it in a book alone.

Come to think of it, I'm going to be riding up to Winchester Virginia in a couple of weeks and coming back part way along Skyline Drive. I think maybe I'll go back over to Fredericksburg on the way up since I haven't been there in several years.
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hey if u go please take some pictures and post them...
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