12 October 2006 by Published in: General News 4 comments

A couple of times per year, I just have to go to Gettysburg.  I’m drawn by the place, and I have to go there to re-charge my batteries.  I’ve only been there once this year, in June, and I’ve been hearing the call.

I’m outta here in about 90 minutes for a weekend in Gettysburg.  Should be two-and-a-half days of good battlefield stomping.  Even though it will be chilly, the worst day of battlefield stomping is still better than that best day of work.  :-)

See y’all on Sunday night.

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  1. Mike Peters
    Thu 12th Oct 2006 at 2:46 pm

    Eric:

    Please stop & pay respects to the 114th PA boys at the Sherfy Farm for me.

    Mike

  2. Lanny Thomas Tanton
    Thu 12th Oct 2006 at 10:49 pm

    Dear Eric,

    Like Mike, I also ask you to pay my respects to the 24th Michigan near Willoughby’s Run!

    Harry S. Stout’s excellent work–Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the Civil War–discusses the idea of America’s civil religion. Americans are a religious people because one becomes an American by believing a creed that begins with the words “we hold these truths to be self evident”. If America has a civil religion, and I believe that it does, certainly Gettysburg is “holy ground” where the martyrs for the faith died. Going there does give one (at least it does me) a kind of mystical experience. Even someone like myself, who is opposed to a civil religion, experiences a thrill when going to the battlefield.

    Have a safe trip, a good time and return with more interesting insights and observations about the great drama that occurred there.

    Best wishes always,
    Lanny

  3. Mike Nugent
    Sun 15th Oct 2006 at 10:53 am

    Regretably I’m a “muster orphan” this year as the responsibilities of career, family etc. have once again interfered. I’ll be looking forward to a good after action report!

  4. Sun 15th Oct 2006 at 7:56 pm

    Thanks, guys. It was a great weekend, and I’m really beat.

    Sadly, it’s back to my normal grind tomorrow.

    Eric

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