John and Sandy's RV Adventure Journal

Gettysburg, PA

We were up early. Larry picked us up at 815am. Today is day 2 of the Battle at Gettysburg Reenactment. It was 154 years ago today that the battle was fought. There are tents set up which all the reenactors stay in for 3 days and are dressed in and live like they did during the battle and time period. There is also a confederate and union area where all the men stay and also practice, clean their weapons and prepare for battle. We took a walk around the living history area and both camps. A decedent of Ulysses S Grant is here and comes for every reenactment. John Griffith is the Great-Great Grandson of Ulysses S Grant.

We got bleacher seats for the 2 battles and cannon demonstrations today. It was awesome. It’s really humbling to think that 154 years ago men where on this ground and died fighting. Also how they fought these battles. In the daytime, in fields standing in a line. After the first battle, we walked around and stopped at one tent that they talked about embalming back then. The next tent was the medical tent. Here they talked about how the treated the wounded and also did amputations back than. After the 2nd battle we headed out. We stopped on way home at Dave and Jane’s Crab House. We relaxed on the covered patio overlooking the hills, had a few cocktail and some great creamy crab chowder with hush puppies. Larry stayed for a few cocktails at our place and then we were all grounded. – Sorry for all the photos, but it was really cool.