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I suppose we are all drawn toward certain things or events. One for me is the Battle of Gettysburg. Perhaps because I had to learn Lincoln's address in school. Next year will be the 150th anniversary.

Been there several times. Once it was about this date and about this hot. Very hot, very still, very quiet. Think me wacko, but I could hear the battle noise and yelling. Very eerie. Lotta death that few days. Think I will try to go back next year for that anniversary...

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Think me wacko, but I could hear the battle noise and yelling.


You're not wacko. Gettysburg is haunted. And no, I'm not kidding. Lots and lots of ghosts there.
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I'd be curious as to where you live (or lived) that your upbringing focused so much on Gettysburg. I was raised in Illinois, so naturally the history of Lincoln was taught extensively. For my son, raised in Alabama, the opposite was true. Go figure...

I've never been to Gettysburg, but I'd imagine it would be quite sobering and humbling.
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One of my very favorite places. I've been there for the anniversary of the battle, they have a lot going on, but weather-wise, not recommended.
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Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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See Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter for an interesting amusing Gettysburg take.
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Gettysburg is one of my favourite places to visit.

Can't recall the name of the place, but there was this GREAT restaurant that was in a very old house. The tables were placed in what would have been bedrooms, etc... Narrow halls and stairs. A table hopping musician and fantastic food. Any one know this place?
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Strongly suspect you're thinking of the Dobbin House Tavern.
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I'd be curious as to where you live (or lived) that your upbringing focused so much on Gettysburg. I was raised in Illinois, so naturally the history of Lincoln was taught extensively. For my son, raised in Alabama, the opposite was true. Go figure...

I've never been to Gettysburg, but I'd imagine it would be quite sobering and humbling.


Michael-

I am from Columbus, Ohio with some years of youth spent in Boston and Buffalo, NY. I would say a teacher who was fascinated with the Civil War got me started. It is a bit of a fur piece to Gettysburg, but just the better part of a day driving.

Yes, Gettysburg is a powerful experience. It is getting commercialized, but folks are trying to keep the essence of what it is and was. A few years back I joined a well-known horseman named John Lyons for a long weekend of Gettysburg by saddle. We were taken to places that are off-limits otherwise, and we camped in an area that was used to bury the detritus of the many amputations. Great ghost stories at night and a bit unsettling.

I have seen the Ken Burns film 5 or 6 times, and Ashokan Farewell is one of my favorite pieces of music.

Jim

p.s. Thanks, Stone! The odd thing is, I am certain this was NOT my imagination...
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I was raised almost as far from Gettysburg as you can be in the continental U.S. For me, it just took one reading of Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels and one visit. Hooked ever since.
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One of my very favorite places. I've been there for the anniversary of the battle, they have a lot going on, but weather-wise, not recommended.


Agree, except it does give you a bit of a feel for what it must have been like. Of course, shorts and a smoothie kind of ruin the moment. The battle certainly was not during a heat wave like what we are experiencing now, but it was 87 degrees at the time of Pickett's Charge...

And, yes, I had forgotten about Killer Angels- just a really great read!

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Strongly suspect you're thinking of the Dobbin House Tavern.


Right. Lots of ghosts there, too.

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Hey, Stone...you think you'll ever reside in the USA again?
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I dunno. I've heard of people who retire after thirty or forty years in Europe going home. I'll have to wait and see.
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Strongly suspect you're thinking of the Dobbin House Tavern.


Thanks.
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It's also the 100th anniversary of the FED next year. As Abraham Lincoln issued the stuff that we call money to win the Civil War, rather than off the bankers at interest, so it maybe a good time next year to evoke Abraham Lincoln’s' spirit to slay this ghost in the machine that haunts America. Smile
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Think me wacko, but I could hear the battle noise and yelling.


You're not wacko. Gettysburg is haunted. And no, I'm not kidding. Lots and lots of ghosts there.


Do the reinactors do a ritual of possesion before doing their stuff - and an exorcism after?
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My grandfather just returned to Gettysburg for a while recently for his 70th college reunion.
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On 2012-07-01 09:22, Mr. Mystoffelees wrote:
Think me wacko, but I could hear the battle noise and yelling.


You're not wacko. Gettysburg is haunted. And no, I'm not kidding. Lots and lots of ghosts there.


Do the reinactors do a ritual of possesion before doing their stuff - and an exorcism after?

I think if you asked that question to actors who have played historical figures, many of them would agree that something like what you describe occurs.
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I have been booked in Gettysburg a few times, I never went to the battle field, but I have been to Valley Forge, Washington's crossing state park, and the Brandywine battle field many times. We have revolutionary war grave stones on people's front yards around here.
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On 2012-07-01 09:22, Mr. Mystoffelees wrote:
Think me wacko, but I could hear the battle noise and yelling.


You're not wacko. Gettysburg is haunted. And no, I'm not kidding. Lots and lots of ghosts there.


Do the reinactors do a ritual of possesion before doing their stuff - and an exorcism after?


You can't beat a good exorcism. I'm aboubt due for one.
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