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155 Years ago, the battle of Gettysburg begins
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Jul 1, 2018 11:09am
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Major General John Reynolds decided to bring his wing of the Army of the Potomac up and fight at Gettysburg. He effectively decided the location of the 1863 show-down in Pennsylvania. He died less than a hour after he made that decision. He was a really good general, maybe if he had lived, he'd have been great. We will never know.

5 weeks ago, I planted a letterbox dedicated to Reynolds, not far from where he was killed. You should go to Gettysburg, not just to letterbox, but to learn some of the 10s of thousands of amazing stories that are the essence of what America is. Stories ranging from who will win the war to those of local civilians who were completely overwhelmed by what they saw.

And BTW, there are many well planted boxes in the area.

Old Blue
this day in history
Re: 155 Years ago, the battle of Gettysburg begins
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Reply to: #961903 by DoubleSaj and Old Blue
Jul 1, 2018 1:33pm
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Great Idea!
Re: 155 Years ago, the battle of Gettysburg begins
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Reply to: #961903 by DoubleSaj and Old Blue
Jul 1, 2018 1:38pm
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Nice! ⚔️
Re: 155 Years ago, the battle of Gettysburg begins
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Reply to: #961903 by DoubleSaj and Old Blue
Jul 2, 2018 6:13am
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We are hoping to visit next year. My civil war buff hubby has a list of battlefields to visit. This is #1
And I'm excited to find some stamps.

Thanks for the history lesson!