Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania. By Paul Goldfinger ©. Left click for full image.

The battle of Gettysburg was fought during the first three days of July in 1863.  There were 51,000 casualties. Next year will be the 150th anniversary.  It is a profoundly moving experience to visit there. You can imagine the battle raging, and the statues seem to be alive, especially if you go early in the morning.    —Paul Goldfinger

SOUNDTRACK:  From “Songs of the Civil War” with Jay Ungar and Molly Mason.   “Ashokan Farewell:”