We are going to revisit the Gettysburg Battlefield, but along the way to the battlefield, there are some Lincoln Highway stops that we want to make.
This is the Wills House where Lincoln stayed as a guest of David Wills when he visited Gettysburg and it was here in his room that Lincoln put the finishing touches to his speech. There is a statue of Lincoln nearby.
This is the 1797 Gettysburg Hotel.
Here is the Lincoln Diner.
And the 1925 Majestic Theater.
Yesterday we took the guided tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield, but there was so much that we didn’t see that we decided to go back and re-visit the battlefield. The bus tour and our guide was a good way to learn the history and to get an overview, however the bus only stopped 2 times to let us out, so by driving the same route in our car, we can jump in and out as we please.
There is a car tour route which we will follow. We took dozens of photos at each stop, so I am just going to bring you the highlights here in the blog. You know you can go to our FLICKR site if you want to see all of the photos from today.
Stop 1 The McPherson Barn and the monuments.
Stop 2 is the Eternal Light Peace Memorial which we visited yesterday on the bus tour.
Stop 3 is the Oak Ridge Observation Tower. The view from the top of the tower from a series of photos that I stitched together into a panoramic shot.
Stop 4 is the North Carolina Memorial.
Stop 5 is the Virginia Monument. The Monument features General Robert E. Lee on his horse Traveller.
Stop 6 is Pitzer Woods, the sight of fighting on July 1st and 2nd.
Our next stop isn’t numbered but it is another tower and from the top of this tower you can view President Dwight D Eisenhower's farm in Gettysburg.
Stop 7 is the Warfield Ridge.
Stop 8 is Little Round Top.
Stop 9 is The Wheatfield.
Stop 10 is The Peach Orchard.
Stop 11 is Plum Run.
Stop 12 is the Pennsylvania State Memorial.
Stop 13 is Spangler’s Spring.
Stop 14 is East Cemetery Hill.
After finishing the auto tour we drove to the Jennie Wade House. Jennie was the only civilian casualty of the Gettysburg Battle.
We really enjoyed our stay in Gettysburg, this place is deep in American History and we enjoyed our time and learnt a lot about Gettysburg’s role in the American Civil War.
Tomorrow we will move a little bit Westward as we follow the Historic Lincoln Highway.
To see all of our photos from today (300 or so) please click on the link to our FLICKR site.
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