Thursday, July 22, 2010

Gettysburg and the Marines

The North enjoyed (just barely) the high ground and the Confederates missed an opportunity.
We had great seats at the Marine Barracks for the Marine Band show... fantastic! I'll try to load video.

Pickets charge failed and became the turning point of the Civil War... they charged into these cannons

Our Sargeant Major Master of Ceremonies

Marine Corps Barracks and Band

Wow, Look at us marching in formation?
Little Round Top Hill...2nd day of Gettysburg.

1 comment:

  1. I’ve been reading about the history of Valley Forge. I was amazed to learn that much of their suffering, lack of clothing and food, was due to Quartermaster Tomas Mifflin who was a wealthy merchant and a born politician. He wanted battlefield glory rather than being bothered by supplies. He ignored the responsibility of getting supplies, food, clothing, etc to the soldiers at Valley Forge. Later Nathaniel Green took Mifflin’s place as Quartermaster General and things turned around. Green ordered bridges and roads to be built for better access to the troops and made sure necessary supplies were delivered. This was a positive turning point for the Troops. Isn’t it interesting that in the supposedly “small things” such as food and clothing, fulfilling one's responsibilities, and caring about people, great things happen. Mifflin lost his chance for “glory” in missing the opportunity to serve - rather than seeking glory for himself.

    Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. Our whole family is enjoying following along.