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Cyclone792
02-01-2007, 11:18 PM
I didn't want to hijack the wonderful History Buffs thread currently ongoing that's discussing some of the world's most important battles through history so I've created a new thread and figured this would be a good place to post any pictures of battlefields that RZ'ers have visited.

I went to Gettysburg back in May, 2005, and while I was only there for a few hours (it was a stop while passing on by), a few buddies and I were able to snap a few pictures that I figured a few people may enjoy. If anybody is ever passing through on the PA Turnpike and has any interest in war history or any history, Gettysburg is a place that I'd recommend stopping at.

http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/965/gettysunknownug6.jpg

http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/5135/phillygetty009of1.jpg

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http://img382.imageshack.us/img382/4149/phillygetty010ky2.jpg

http://img382.imageshack.us/img382/6554/phillygetty031we9.jpg

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/1017/phillygetty004cy3.jpg

http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/2866/phillygetty045ch1.jpg

http://img481.imageshack.us/img481/5564/phillygetty005gs3.jpg

http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/3148/phillygetty007wd9.jpg

http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/6987/phillygetty011dd6.jpg

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http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/2249/phillygetty020si1.jpg

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MrCinatit
02-02-2007, 07:18 AM
Awesome pictures, Cyclone. Thanks for posting them.

cumberlandreds
02-02-2007, 08:49 AM
Thanks for posting. These are great pictures! I have been to Gettysburg a couple of times and it's well worth the visit. I would encourage everyone to make the trip. It's a great and humbling experience.

UKFlounder
02-02-2007, 09:36 AM
Great stuff!

I visited Gettysburg & Antietam in 1993 & loved both. I do want to go back.

I also have been to Perryville a few times as well, and visited Fort Macon in Atlantic Beach, NC.

Thanks for sharing those!

marcshoe
02-02-2007, 10:33 AM
Thanks for the pictures! They're much more crisp and clear than most of mine. If I have time today, I'll scan a few.

Right now, I have one on my computer--a sunset shot of the Pennsylvania Memorial (seen in some of the photos above) I used for another purpose on another board.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v710/marcshoe/PennsylvaniaMemorial.jpg

forfreelin04
02-02-2007, 03:09 PM
Great pictures Cyclone, thanks!

marcshoe
02-02-2007, 11:18 PM
Here are a few of mine. These won't be as crisp as Cyclone's (and even if they were, my scanner tints everything yellow--sorry).

First, some from Anteitam, including Burnside's Bridge and the sunken road.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v710/marcshoe/dunkerchurch.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v710/marcshoe/burnsidesbridge.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v710/marcshoe/sunkenlane.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v710/marcshoe/Anteitam.jpg

And a few more from Gettysburg.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v710/marcshoe/rifle.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v710/marcshoe/MARYLAND.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v710/marcshoe/copseoftrees.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v710/marcshoe/pennsylvania.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v710/marcshoe/devilsden.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v710/marcshoe/Minnesota.jpg

marcshoe
02-02-2007, 11:20 PM
btw, the guy in the Reds' cap in the last one is my Brother-in-law, not me.

BoydsOfSummer
02-03-2007, 11:40 AM
Great stuff. I love reading and watching stuff about the Civil War. I lived close to Shiloh as a kid and have been there quite a few times. Never made it to Gettysburg but hope to someday.

Cyclone792
02-03-2007, 02:34 PM
Great pictures, tixe! Thanks for sharing!

I'd love to get out to a bunch of these places and just walk around, taking it all in. It's hard to imagine walking around on a place that was once a massive battlefield, but that's exactly what it is.

UKFlounder
02-03-2007, 03:23 PM
Nice pictures - I don't know why, but the one of the sunken road gave me chills - I can't imagine how it must have been to be there during the battle.

I agree with Cyclone - just walking over some of these battlefields and thinking about what had happened there would be an awesome experience.