Today marks the first day of the reenactment of the battle of Gettysburg, considered by most historians the most pivotal battle of the Civil War as well as the bloodiest battle fought on American soil. It is also a battle that has fascinated Flannista since she was 10 years old and read newspaper accounts of the 100th anniversary. Back then, it was hard for Flann to believe that boys only eight years older than she was were in such intense fighting. Today, it's still hard.
I have read many, many books about the battle pf Gettysburg and have visited Gettysburg battlefield many times. Just this week, I started yet another book called, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion by Allen C. Guelzo. I'm hooked. Click here to read the review of the book from this past Sunday's New York Times Book Review.
The Sassistas! wish they could be in Gettysburg today for the reenactment, but we'll be spending a quiet and peaceful day here in SassistaLand East. Hope you all will be doing the same.
[The photo on the right compares a photo from Gettysburg 150 years ago and a photo taken two days ago at Gettysburg.]