31 August 2010 by Published in: Battlefield preservation 5 comments

This video was played at the hearing before the Pennsylvania Gaming Commission today. No one who was involved in its production was paid. It’s 9:13 long, but those are nine magnificent minutes, and I commend this video to you: Our Gettysburg Legacy

I was asked to testify at the hearing. If I had been able to put together a panel, I would have rushed to do so. In spite of our differences in interpretation, Andrea Custer is as dedicated to the South Cavalry Field as I am, and she is also opposed to the project. Unfortunately, she had a professional obligation out of town. J. D. Petruzzi was scheduled to have hand surgery today. I couldn’t put together a panel, which would have given us 30 minutes to present our opposition due to scheduling conflicts, I would have been limited to three minutes of testimony. I could not justify twelve hours of driving for three minutes of testimony, so I didn’t go. I couldn’t possibly have added anything to this video. It says all that there is to say.

Please continue to do what you can to help fight this abomination. And thank you for your support.

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  1. Randy
    Wed 01st Sep 2010 at 1:15 am

    Thanks so much for posting the video. Thoughtful, touching and inspiring to say the least. No Casino!


  2. Brian
    Wed 01st Sep 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Eric, this article appeared on USA Today’s web site today (9-1):



  3. Jim Coyle
    Wed 01st Sep 2010 at 1:45 pm

    the film was great.. I really think it will make an impact because you had not only actors speaking their point of view, but Kids also.. Having MS Eisenhower in it was also great.

  4. Mark Peters
    Fri 03rd Sep 2010 at 1:38 am


    Although the panel never materialised for scheduling reasons, it’s refreshing to see that you and Andrea could have put aside your well-known disagreement, over what happened on the South Cavalry Field, for the ‘greater good’. All credit to the both of you!

    Best wishes,


  5. Mon 06th Sep 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Thanks, Mark. I appreciate that.

    Some things are more important than petty personal differences.


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