Often referred to as “High Watermark of the Rebellion”, Gettysburg was the American Civil War’s bloodiest battle. The battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is famously known for the three notable and dramatic days in July 1863. Though, it may not be the largest battle of the Civil War, but, of course, it was the costliest of all the battles fought. It’s said that the battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War. The battlefield’s first visitors were the relatives of the thousands of soldiers who were dead and wounded.
In order to honor the fallen heroes, the National Park Service has taken the responsibility to preserve and restore the battlefield grounds to the way it looked in 1863. Visitors can visit the actual battlefield at the Gettysburg National Military Park and easily explore to understand the historical facts about the battle.
You can walk the fields, stand under the monuments built honoring the sacrifices, ascend to the top of the Pennsylvania State Memorial, witness the reenactments and explore the significant sites of this dramatic event. There are many ways to tour the battlefield including the bus tour with a Licensed Battlefield Guide, horse, Segway or you can even use your own personal automobile.
No matter how you choose to explore the Gettysburg battlefield, you’ll definitely inspired by the moments you spend here. If history interests you, this is the destination you’ll never want to miss to visit.
The Photo Gallery of Gettysburg Battlefield
So, what do you say? Did this photographs take you to those dramatic events and make you think of the fallen heroes for few minutes? Just think, if photographs can do it, what if you visualize the site all by yourself??!! Believe me – you’ll re-live their life and death moments when you visit the battlefield.