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Ceterman Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2017 3:25 p.m. PST

Now this is REALLY cool. I had never heard of this & neither had my wife, who's Dad was a Boy Scout helper at the 75th Anniversary. Her family is from Shippensburg & also had family who were living in G'burg, during the battle & were forced into the cellar for several days while it raged above them. The house is still there, on the Battlefield but privately owned & not reachable to the general public. One of her G.G.Great Grandfather carried a US Flag (one of many, I know) to the top of Lookout Mountain. Anyway, check it out here: link
ALSO Click on the links on that page for a lot more info & pics! Enjoy!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2017 4:49 p.m. PST

What a great post

Thanks for sharing

Old Pete17 Sep 2017 4:56 p.m. PST

Very enjoyable,thanks.

torokchar Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2017 5:50 p.m. PST

Very nice, thanks

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2017 6:21 p.m. PST

Brilliant find, thanks for posting.


Ceterman Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2017 6:24 p.m. PST

Y'all are welcome, I thought it was really cool & I'm kinda surprised I had never heard of this. I talked to Hal, my wife's Dad, many times before he passed, about his Boy Scout trip, along with his WW2, 11th Airborne days. He never mentioned it either. RIP, Hal. Miss you. But back on topic, Yeah! It's very COOL!

Normal Guy17 Sep 2017 8:01 p.m. PST

Way cool. Thanks.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Sep 2017 4:21 a.m. PST

Very cool! It appears that the marines were wearing their usual 'modern' uniforms.

Ceterman Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2017 6:51 a.m. PST

Yep, Scott. It says they rolled their blankets & dented/creased their hats to more resemble the Confederate slouch hat, but yes, they all wore their normal uniforms, weapons, etc. They also MARCHED from Washington DC to G'burg, leaving in late June. It took them 6 days, I think it said. This was no forced march of course. They also tested some personal "moving equipment" to see how it would work. Not to good apparently! You really need to click on the other links on the page I sent you to, to see a lot more & descriptions of the photos.

kiltboy18 Sep 2017 12:41 p.m. PST

Saw something on CSpan about this Sunday morning. The guu soeaking was coauthor of a book on the battle.

It was interesting to me that the two marines who died during the reenactment are listed on the official roles as the last casualties at Gettysburg.

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