Weekly Travel Photo: Union Soldiers playing Dixie at Gettysburg

In All Topics, United States by Ryan8 Comments

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.

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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.)

What feeling does this photo evoke for you?

 

Comments

  1. 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.

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