Last week my Mom sent me a “on this day” email about Confederate troops heading into Pennsylvania. That’s when I realized I should have driven to Gettysburg this weekend. I thought about it three years ago, when the 150th anniversaries began for various Civil War events. But I completely lost track of time.
And now the anniversary is here, and I’m not in Pennsylvania.
So instead I’ll be watching one of my favorite movies tomorrow night. Martin Sheen as Robert E. Lee? Yes, please.
And since I should have posted this yesterday — one of favorite Mort Kunstler paintings, Morning Riders.
John Buford, the man who decided the battle would be fought in Gettysburg
If you haven’t been to Gettysburg, please go. If you haven’t read Killer Angels, please do. If you haven’t seen Gettysburg, I’m not sure we can be friends.