Welcome to the A-Z challenge, where we'll be blogging our way through the alphabet throughout the month of April. My theme will be places--it may be a specific place, a state, or a country. It will be whatever I think is spooky, beautiful, or intriguing. I'll be rating each stop on the way with those factors, with 5 being the highest score, and 1 being the lowest score. I hope it will inspire any writers, or travelers out there in Bloggerland. So, thanks for stopping by, and enjoy!
G = Gettysburg Battlefield
My daughter Isabel, a fifth grader, has joined us on our tour stop today. She'll give us a small history lesson.
The battle of Gettysburg happened in Pennsylvania, and is described as the civil wars turning point, and the largest-bloodiest battle of the war. Robert E. Lee led the army of confederates, and Ulysses S. Grant led the union.
The battle happened on July 1, 1863 and ended on July 3, 1863 on Culps Hill. As many as 51,000 soldiers were killed, wounded, captured, or even missing!
With so many soldier casualties all losing their lives within such a concentrated area, its no wonder some think the Gettysburg Battlefield is haunted. Phantoms of the past are said to be seen drifting over the fields. Screams, moans, and the sounds of gun and cannon fire have been heard. Do the ghosts of the past still haunt this area. You decide, but before you make a decision check out this video by the North East Paranormal Society of Gettysburg, PA.