Weekly Travel Photo: Union Soldiers playing Dixie at Gettysburg

This week’s travel photo comes from Gettysburg Pennsylvania, a place I hadn’t visited since I was in elementary school. After I returned to the US recently, an old friend offered to take me around the battlefield and the historical town and give me an in-depth history lesson.

The Battle of Gettysburg, fought between July 1st-3rd of 1863 was one of the largest battles fought of the American Civil War, and a decisive win for the Union army after forcing the Confederates to retreat.

Here are modern day re-enactors, donning Civil War era uniforms and performing battle songs like “Union Dixie” — songs that were meant to inspire and to raise the morale in war.


Weekly Photo Mojo is about stimulating your cortex with retina rupturing and awe-inspiring photos from around the world to help you reach Terminal Vicariosity (The point where the mind reaches maximum capacity from living vicariously through someone else, and chooses to start actually living.)

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  • Mary @ Green Global Travel
    Posted July 21, 2014

    Awesome photo! It’s nice to return to visiting places in the backyard and remembering the history of where you’re from too. Thanks for sharing!

    • JustChuckinIt
      Posted July 22, 2014

      Thanks a ton Mary! Glad you dig it! I always forget to visit places that I’m from, and barely know my home!

  • Valen-This Way Paradise
    Posted July 22, 2014

    Wow, that is an awesome photo that really captures a feeling of history even though it was taken today. Thanks for sharing….

    • JustChuckinIt
      Posted July 22, 2014

      Aw much appreciated Valen! That is what I was going for =)

  • Maria Falvey
    Posted July 23, 2014

    Ha-ha! I feel the same way about a few spots around the US… landmark venues can be like that. Glad to see you’re checking up on them and having a blast doing it.

    • JustChuckinIt
      Posted August 3, 2014

      Yeah Maria! I am trying to at least. There are all of these places I haven’t visited and I’m trying to now.

  • Franca
    Posted July 31, 2014

    This photo seem like a window to the past, I can almost hear these drums too. Nice one Ryan!

    • JustChuckinIt
      Posted August 1, 2014

      Ahhh thank you Franca and I’m glad you like it!

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