How many people have visited Gettysburg?

Civil war,General Grant - General Grant in uniform
@suscan (1955)
United States
December 11, 2006 11:10pm CST
Who has visited Gettysburg PA? Our family has always been interested in the Civil War and I have visited there several times. It is sad because so many Americans died there because of the division of our country.
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@FraYFaN09 (1560)
• United States
26 Dec 06
I have never visited Gettsyburg but I would really like to someday. I am also very interested in teh Civil War and would lvoe to learn more about it.
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@suscan (1955)
• United States
8 Jan 07
The Civil War Era was an interesting period of time for our country. Also a sad period of time.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
19 Dec 06
you also need to go to Shilo in Tenn and Vicksburg in Miss a town in Miss. called Port Gibson has historical plaques all down the town also go down the Natchez trace and read ll thoose plaques ' Gettysburg isnt the only place to see and visit
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@suscan (1955)
• United States
19 Dec 06
You're right,there are a lot of places to see. Gettysburg is only a few hours from my house so I have been there several times. Thers are many historical places in the South related to the CIvil War,I haven't traveled there as much.
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@yarntales (639)
• United States
6 Jan 07
I never did, and I lived in PA a good part of my life. I think my mom wanted to. I wasn't interested in history when I was in school. It wasn't until many years later that I wished I had paid better attention.
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@suscan (1955)
• United States
8 Jan 07
My Grandnother always kept us inteested in history when we were growing up and especially the Civil War.
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@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
20 Jan 07
I visited Gettysburg on my high school trip in 1954. I am sure the surroundings today are much different then they were then. I agree that is a somber place and the "ghosts" of those fallen on both sides must look at us tourists with disdain with the way we live today bickering among ourselves. The country was united once again after paying a very high price but I fear that we haven't learned any lessons from the past. The unity that was won seems shallow in this day and age and in some ways we still fight the war for unity to this day but within our own borders and without any weapons except our tongues in discontentment.