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Gettysburg Guided Bus Tour
"Central Gettysburg is just a convenient 1.5-hour drive from Washington DC. Make your way independently from DC to the Gettysburg Battlefield for your guided bus tour of the historical site. Settle in aboard your coach and let your expert guide take you b 1863. Over the course of three bloody days thousands of Union and Confederate solders lost their lives during the Battle of Gettysburg a defining event of the American Civil War. Learn how the opposing troops headed toward each other along the same road and see battle landmarks including East Cemetery Hill McPherson Ridge and the Railroad Cut as well as the Eternal Light Peace Memorial — dedicated on the battle's 75th anniversary. Hear how Confederate troops attacked Culp's Hill and Little Round Top but were held off by Union soldiers. See Devil's Den
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Tour of the Gettysburg Heritage Center
"Utilizing artifacts historical documents interactive displays and 3-D productions visitors will gain a better understanding of the events that took place in the town before during and after the battle. Find out how the people reacted to the invasion of the town – freeze flee or fight? Hear accounts of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in a time when their home was in turmoil. Located in the lobby of the Heritage Center is one of Gettysburg’s finest gift shops
From $9.00
 
VIP Private Wine Tour with Lunch in Hershey from Lancaster
"Your personal chauffeur will arrive at 11:00 am at a pick up you choose in Lancaster PA with your souvenir glasses souvenir wine bags a bottle of wine souvenir corkscrew and Panera Signature bagged lunches.The wineries and tasting rooms we visit will vary based on the day of week and time of year. We guarantee visiting at least 3 locations but if time allows 4 locations will be visited.All of the locations you will visit are within a 30-minute drive of each other and you will spend between 45 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes at each location. Your chauffeur will walk into each location with you and intro
From $117.00

High Water Mark Memorial Tips (2)

High Water Mark Memorial

When I left the new visitors' center, I decided to start the self-guided auto tour from Pleasanton Avenue, since I had already seen the Cemetery Hill portion by foot. The Pennsylvania Memorial (#12) is the first thing you see. You may actually park and start there if you turn on the little road before Hancock Avenue (which is one-way north). It was around 9 AM on a Friday morning but the Pennsylvania Memorial was already crowded and noisy, so I decided to head to the next stop which is the High Water Mark (#15) before most of the tour buses arrived.

Wikipedia tells us that the high-water mark of the Confederacy refers to a location on Cemetery Ridge. It is a symbolic reference to the arguably best chance the Confederate Army had of achieving victory in the war, not the farthest north that GEN Robert E. Lee's army had advanced geographically. On the third day of the battle at Gettysburg (July 3, 1863), GEN Lee ordered an attack on the Union center, located on Cemetery Ridge. This offensive maneuver called for almost 12,500 men to march over 1000 yards of dangerously open terrain. This became known as Pickett's Charge. The attack was unsuccessful even though Confederate troops briefly penetrated the Union line at what is now called "The Angle." Lee's Army of Northern Virginia retreated the next day, leaving Gettysburg for Virginia. Although the war lasted almost another two years, Lee launched few offensive operations during that time, none of them near the scale of the Gettysburg Campaign.

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Jul 13, 2008

High Water Mark Memorial

Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet led a harrowing charge culminating in hand-to-hand combat at a position marked by this memorial.

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May 16, 2009
 
 
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Pennsylvania Memorial

Dedicated to both the 11th PA Infantry as well as their mascot "Sallie." To be honest the reason I wanted to find this monument was because of the stories I had heard about Sallie. For the full story...
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Hall of Presidents

The Hall of Presidents is a collection of wax figures that represent Presidents of the United States. Each is complete with a backdrop that represents their time period they served as President. Their...
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National Miltary Park

The tremendous Visitor Center features a huge gift shop, lots of bathrooms, restaurants, coffee shops, maps and information. Movies and activities introduced us to the Battle of Gettysburg and will...
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McPherson Ridge

The battle of Gettysburg began about eight the morning of 01 July 1863. Union cavalry came across Confederate infantry and heavy fighting began here at McPherson Ridge. Confederate forces were in the...
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Little Round Top

One of the popular stops on the auto trail, so expect crowds. However, this is a must stop and see. Some argue that the three-day battle swung to the Union in the fight for a rocky hill, Little Round...
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Seminary Ridge

Day three, 03 July 1863, late in the afternoon after a two-hour cannon barrage, 12,000 Confederates crossed a field in order to dislodge 7,000 Union soldiers from Seminary Ridge. The Rebels were...
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