Irish: America is somewhat different. At Gettysburg there are literally hundreds of small shops more than willing to take your money. At Sharpsburg, the last time I was there, there was nowhere to spend an overnight and, at the last visit, just a bar in town where you could get a weak Ameican beer and a hot sandwich.
Crapshoot. You can go here and be overwhelmed with facilities, and you can go there and find nothing.
But you have linked into a board wherein you can get up-to-date information on where to go, where to stay, and where to eat.
I do hope you learn to appreciate grits. I never have and may never, but ... if you don't sample grits somewhere in your tour, you have not actually sampled American cuisine. We fed that crap to the pigs. And. if you see scrapple on the menu, just go for the sausage and eggs and the pancakes. Culture shock can be overwhelming.
Do let us know how your plans prgress.
why you gotta pick on the true southern food? Grits did nothin to you, yankees don't understand them and we can't get enough of them...sorta like Guiness..