Thursday, June 19, 2014

7 cities/7days, part V

After kissing all 6 of the Kichlines good-bye (that included both dogs) we headed toward Gettysburg.

First up was the 22 min. movie which is a "don't miss."  Followed by the cyclorama.

Never heard the word "cyclorama" before?  Neither had I. 

We stood in a large room and were surrounded by a huge oil painting of the battlefield.

As we stood there, the different areas were highlighted and a narration led us through the battle.  Fantastic.

I was going to dash in here for a quick physical but we ran out of time.

I don't know who this was but I simply can not pass up a good lookin' man on a horse.

Petey's not here right now to help me out but I'm pretty sure this is the Pennsylvania monument.

He looks familiar, doesn't he?

This is the eternal flame in memory of all the fallen soldiers.  It was raining pretty good by then so Petey snapped this for me. 
Neither one of us is a history buff, let alone a Civil War buff, but we're both very glad we made this stop.  We've been talking about it for years.


  1. The guy on the horse is General Sedgwick, commander of the Union VIth Corps. That is the Pennsylvania Memorial, and I hope you climbed to the top.

    1. I knew I could count on you Mr.V and yes, of course, we climbed to the top.