Saturday, June 15, 2013

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Historic Wills House, Gettysburg, PA.
Home of Judge David Wills, where Lincoln stayed as his guest and wrote the immortal Gettysburg Address.  The bedroom where he wrote the Address has been preserved to this day with all the actual furnishings.

General Meade's Headquarters
Gettysburg, Pa.
It was at this farmhouse, directly on the Battlefield, that General George Gordon Meade and his staff established themselves to direct the Union activities for the valiant fighting at Gettysburg.  Situated in the background is a view of the National Park Service Visitors Center and Cyclorama Building.

Longstreet's Headquarters
Gettysburg, Pa.
Gen. James Longstreet, 2nd ranking Confederate officer, commanding Lee's first corps. directed many of Lee's major forces at Gettysburg.

Jennie Wade House and Monument
Gettysburg, PA.
Jennie Wade was the only citizen of the town of Gettysburg who was killed during the three days fighting there.  While attending to household duties at her home she was killed by a bullet on the morning of July 3rd, 1863.  The monument, marking her last resting place is in the Citizens Cemetery, nearby.  The house is now used as a museum and contains many marks of the great conflict.

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