Huckleberries Online

Civil War Sites More Than Battlefields

It was 148 years ago, on three hot days in July, when the turning point in the Civil War came during the Battle of Gettysburg. That epic contest would surely be remembered regardless, but President Lincoln helped cement it in the national consciousness with his famous Gettysburg Address - delivered seven score and eight years ago this Saturday. I had my first encounter with that small Pennsylvania town two score years ago, when my parents dragged their unenthusiastic children through every Civil War battlefield in a six-state region. Later in life I lived about 20 miles west of Gettysburg, along the route Confederate forces followed on their march toward destiny. But it wasn't until I became interested in geology that I discovered the battle that preserved the Union was fought on rocks that tore a supercontinent apart/William L. Spence. More here.

Question: Have you visited a Civil War battlefield? Impression?




You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria
Dave Oliveria writes the Huckleberries Online Blog for North Idaho readers and the Huckleberries print column.

Follow Dave online:










Sections


Profile

Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801
Newsroom:
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile