Beginning of the End
Trip Start Aug 14, 2013
45Trip End Dec 10, 2013
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the museum and visitor center for this Gettysburg National Historic Park has a spectacular display featuring a "cyclorama" of the infamous Pickett's charge on the 3rd. this 377 foot painting circles around the visitors and was done in 1884 by Paul Philippoteaux. It is truly awesome, causing civil war veterans to weep when it was first shown. Still pretty powerful even for those not battle scared.
Following a tour of the battlefields we sought out the site of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in the
Soldier's National Cemetery, and then the train station he arrived at in November 1863.