The Historic Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania

The Historic Gettysburg Battlefield in PennsylvaniaThe American Civil War was fought from 1861 through 1865 in the United States. The Union was made up with mostly soldiers from the northern states and the Confederates were made up with soldiers from the southern states.

The Civil War was one of the bloodiest and deadliest wars for Americans and finally ended during the spring in 1865 when the Confederate Army surrendered. According to Wikipedia, the four years of intense combat left 620,000 to 750,000 soldiers dead.

Our President during the Civil War was a republican, Abraham Lincoln who was the 16th President of the United States. He was president from 1861 through 1865. In my honest opinion, he was one of the BEST American presidents that we’ve ever had.

The Historic Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania

The reason I wanted to give you a little bit of history is because the Battle in Gettysburg played a significant part in finally ending the American Civil War. The Union and Confederate armies clashed and fought one another over a 3-day period of time.

Over the past year I’ve shared MANY travel features and travel posts here on Two Classy Chics about the Civil War, Gettysburg and President Lincoln and you can find them all by doing a search for Gettysburg.

Today, I wanted to share just a few photographs with you that show you what the battlefield looks like. These photos don’t show the entire area, but they do give you a good sense of what the area looks like.

The Historic Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania

The Gettysburg National Military Park manages the battlefield and surrounding historical attractions which draws in millions of visitors every year. I think every American should visit Gettysburg at least once in their lifetime to learn about the historical importance of Gettysburg and the part of the Civil War that was fought here.

Have any of you every visited Gettysburg National Military Park and taken a tour of the battlefield? If so, what did you enjoy about it? How much time did you spend there and what kind of other things did you do while you were visiting?

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  1. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I have enjoyed reading all your posts about Gettysburg. I would really like to visit and tour there one day. There is so much to see and explore.

  2. I have not had an opportunity to visit this site but I know it is one that I would be interested in. I like places that I get to learn and experience history.

  3. Susan Hartman says:

    There is something about Gettysburg that leaves you speechless. Its like you can feel what happened there. I was there as a young adult. Then I went back with my husband and teenage daughters years later. Both times my feelings were the same.

    • It’s a very humbling experience. I think every American should visit Gettysburg at least one time during their lifetime. It puts our country’s entire history into perspective. The young generation of kids running around today have NO CLUE on this country’s REAL history and the things that were given up to give them the freedoms they enjoy today.

  4. Cathy Jarolin says:

    Your pictures really show the Battlefield at Gettysburg. I have never been there but again I would love to go there! As I aged I have craved to learn more of America’s History. In school I had no interest in American History! Wish I had learned more then!! Thank You for the Awesome pictures & for sharing this with us…

  5. The stories of Gettysburg are amazingly sad for the soldiers on both sides and for the townspeople, too. Although I’ve never visited the battlefield, I would like to see it for myself someday. It’s such an important part of our history as Americans.

  6. The kids are still whispering to each other after visiting..
    “Got ghosts? Gettysburg does.”

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