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My wife and I spent a quick weekend at Gettysburg this weekend. It's been several years since I visited Gettysburg, and photography wasn't the main reason for going, but I did snap a few pictures while there.

Shriver House/Saloon

Shriver House by Jason Weller, on Flickr

Shriver Basement by Jason Weller, on Flickr

The fields:

Silent Guns by Jason Weller, on Flickr

Gettysburg Fence by Jason Weller, on Flickr

Firing on Little Round Top by Jason Weller, on Flickr

Bridge by Jason Weller, on Flickr

Gettysburg Battlefield by Jason Weller, on Flickr

Den Boulders by Jason Weller, on Flickr

Looking Up to Little Round Top by Jason Weller, on Flickr

BW Battlefield by Jason Weller, on Flickr

Devil's Den by Jason Weller, on Flickr

Cannons by Jason Weller, on Flickr

Pickett's Charge by Jason Weller, on Flickr
 

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Great pictures. Thanks for sharing. I have been there several times, the last a couple of years ago. Took some of the same pictures you did. They tell several ghost stories about the battlefield. Near one of the monuments at the top of Little Roundtop our pet sheltie who never barked in those days start barking non stop. Don't know if her back ground is Yankee or Rebel?
 

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Not trying to hijack your post here but I plan a trip to the battlefield this summer and will be taking a copy of Wm. Frazanito's "Gettysburg, Then and Now" as reference support.
Your pics are very well composed and have given me a boost toward finalizing my trip arrangements.

 

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They are nice pics. I've gone yearly for the last several with my sons. I've never been in the Shriver house, but will now. Headed out next weekend, but plan on doing more Antietam and Harper's Ferry this time.
 

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Very nice, It's been a long time since I went to Gettysburg. Wife and I stopped at Antietam a year or two ago while on our way home from DC. Also happened across a small skirmish site a few years ago while traveling through VA or WV in the mountains, I forget the name of it now.
 

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Thanks for the pics and story, brings back family memories:

The Battle of Gettysburg is part of my family history. At the time of the battle, my great-great grandfather George (1) Musser鈥檚 farm was on the Baltimore Pike just off of the battlefield. It severed as one of many field hospitals during the battle. Additionally, Crawford鈥檚 Division of the Fifth Corps Reserves bivouacked on the property in preparation for engagement. During the battle, my grandfather Harry and the family held up in the basement of the house. Harry鈥檚 father George(2), my great grandfather, was a POW at the time, being held at a Confederate prison camp after his capture in the Battle of Carter鈥檚 Woods 鈥 Stephenson鈥檚 Deport, Winchester Va. on June 15, 1863. He contracted Tuberculosis while in captivity, was released and died at home shortly after on June 14, 1864.


My great-great aunt, George(1)鈥檚 daughter Catherine, was married to Nathaniel Lightner, who鈥檚 house served as Gen John W. Geary's headquarters during the battle, and his barn served as Gen Henry Slocum's headquarters for a time. Located about 250 yards from there is where George Sandoe, who was with the 21st PA Cavalry, was shot dead. Sandoe was one of the first casualties of the battle. Additionally, my grandfather Harry, 3 years old at the time, attended Lincoln鈥檚 address with family.
 

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Your Devil's Den pic.... The tree in the background is a witness tree.
Speaking of Witness Trees, and not to hijack this thread but to add a bit of history. After the war, veterans groups would visit Gettysburg and cut sections of trees out that were full of lead balls for a souvenir "Bullet Log" to be kept by the various groups. Yes, in some places there was so much lead in the air, and hitting trees as well as men, that the trees actually died or so full of lead that sections were cut out for remembrance.
I guess this was done at other battlefields as well but I read an account years ago specifically referring to Gettysburg as a place where this was done.
 
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