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Gettysburg

Discussion in 'US - East Coast Timesharing' started by rachel1998, Apr 24, 2011.

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    We would like to go to Gettysburg maybe in Sept. or Oct. What would be the closest timeshare?
     
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    We've made the drive twice from Williamsburg but, it's not the closest. We typically stay a couple of nights in one of the bed and breakfasts when we go, so the drive isn't as big of a deal. There are many B&B's that were there at the time of the battle. We enjoy the Farnsworth house, which has bullet marks in the side of the buidling from shots fired durnig the battle. It's also a "haunted" B&B if you believe in that sort of thing.

    Williamsburg, IMO, is to far to do Gettysburg as a day trip.
     
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    There are numerous hotels in the Gettysburg area and I think that if your main goal is to be in Gettysburg, than you might be better off with a hotel room. Robert E. Lee's headquarters has been converted into a Quality Inn at General Lee's Headquarters. There are also a Marriott Courtyard, Hilton Garden Inn, and Hampton Inn that are conveniently located.
     
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    It could be done as a nice overnight trip from the Poconos.
     
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    Thanks to all the good info received on this site about Gettysburg, we have made our plans for a September trip for three days.

    We're taking the Amtrak from Boston to Harrisburg, picking up our rental car not too far from the train station and then driving to the Brafferton Inn -
    www.brafferton.com Will rent some bikes and tour the battlefields for a day, do some antiquing and meet friends from Maryland for dinner.

    Am watching "Gettysburg" now (long movie - watching over 2 nights) and am reading up on the battles.

    Thanks to all who contributed. It is appreciated.
     
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    The Fight at Cemetery Ridge
    http://www.civilwar.n2genealogy.com/battles/630701-cemeteryridge.html
     
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    Can answer questions

    I live (nearby) and work in Gettysburg and can help answer any questions you might have if you send me a personal e-mail.
     
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    Greetings from the Brafferton Inn in Gettysburg !

    Arrived here last evening after a nice train ride from Boston (Boston- Philadelphia- Harrisburg - rental car).

    We are on our way touring today. Have hired a private guide who will take us in our car around the battlefield and other sites. My DF (dearest friend) had an ancestor (who made it through) in the 20th Maine and this is special for him (and me).

    This is the trip we were supposed to take several weeks ago, but had to cancel due to the flooding.

    Ate at Gary Ownens Pub and that was good - okay. Have reservations at
    Dobbin House Sunday.
     
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    Having visited both the battlefield at Gettysburg and that at Waterloo in Belgium, the tactical similarity was amazing. The charge of the Imperial Guard against Wellington's center at Waterloo was repeated by Lee in Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, and with the same disasterous result. Since the Napoleanic Wars were a major part of instruction at all miliatary academies including West Point in the decades prior to the War Between the States, Lee had to have studied Napolean's failed manuever and its result. Why did he do the same thing at Gettysburg? Napolean, at least, had the excuse that he had limited time to try to win a victory before Field Marshall von Blucher's Prussian army arrived to reinforce Wellington. Lee did not have that pressure.

    There is an interesting ''alternative history'' novel co-authored by Newt Gingich, a former professor of history, which details how the Battle of Gettysburg could have gone the other way if Lee had followed a better strategy. It is entitled ''Gettysburg'' and is an interesting read. In the novel, the first day of the battle unfolds the same, but Lee adopts a different strategy from that point.

    There is also an interesting alternative history essay written by Sir Winston Churchill in the 1920s on the impact that a Confederate victory at Gettysburg would have had on world history. It is entitled ''If the South Had Not Won at Gettysburg'', describes a world as he postulated it would have been then, and then compares the actual history as if it was speculation on the results of a northern victory. Among other things, Churchill describes why World War I and the rise of Communism would not have happened if the south had prevailed at Gettysburg.

    My own great grandfather fought at Gettysburg, his regiment being reassigned from eastern North Carolina to the Army of Northern Virginia after the Battle of New Bern, and staying with that army until Appamatox.
     
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