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 Posted: Sun Feb 14th, 2010 02:25 am
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Doc C

Joined: Sun Oct 1st, 2006
Location:  Eastern Shore, Maryland USA
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CSA, check out some of the websites devoted to modern day pictures of the battlefield and especially the cemetery hill and culps hill areas. These might help you see what the ground looks like. I've been interested in the civil war for over 40 years but only had visited the Vicksburg and Red River Battlefields prior to moving up to Maryland. After visiting Gettysburg and Antietam for the first time 10 years ago, I came away with a much better understanding of the battle even though I've read about them for many years. Seeing the field first had adds a whole new understanding that books and maps can't supply. One of my ancestors was in the 9th La infantry in Early's division. I've walked up East Cemetery Hill and I'm still in awe how these individuals attacked up that steep hill the evening of July 2nd. Another, in Pettigrew's brigade, was killed along the Emmitsburg road during the P-P-T attack.

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