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29 July, 2007

A Message Across Time

After checking into the hotel early Sunday evening, a reconnoiter of the Gettysburg battlefield was in order. While, driving along West Confederate Avenue, along the crest of Seminary Ridge you encounter hundreds of stone monuments that mark the deployment and movements for the various units engaged in the three day battle.

At the base of this particular monument you see a small memorial.

Closer examination reveals this touching message seemingly from across time...

P.S. - Point Lookout prision was the Union's version of Andersonville. Both were extraordinarily horrible places. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 11,000 POW's died at Point Lookout. While, over 12,000 POW's died while being held at Andersonville and the commander was tried & executed for war crimes.

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