We started off by taking a bus tour through the town and battlefield areas. Our guide pointed out some really neat things such as a house that had painted white over each bullet hole so that you could see them; the house that Abraham Lincoln wrote the Gettysburg Address in; and the house where the only civilian to die during the battle succumbed to a gun shot wound. (The civilian's name was Jennie Wade. She was kneading dough to make bread for the Union soldiers when a Confederate bullet came through the door of her sister's house and struck her).
Our guide stopped the bus a few times so that we could get off and get a closer look at some monuments and canons.
Then we practiced marching like a unit of soldiers...
|The view from the top of Little Round Top|