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Greetings from Gettysburg battlefield
A sacred place
Gettysburg is the nation’s largest Civil War battlefield commemorating the bloodiest battle ever fought in North America. The Gettysburg battlefield is sacred ground. The monuments representing all of the soldiers who fought here are a critical component of interpreting that sacred ground.
I thought It would be nice to share this link with you as well as a short story of two Norwich residents who took a recent tour of the Gettysburg battlefield. Check out the link and you will see that the Vermont Brigade was one of the few in the Northern army whose regiments were all from the same state.
Matt Rojansky and Rep. Peter Welch in front of 13th Vermont Infantry monument
Norwich residents Rep. Peter Welch and Matt Rojansky are pictured in front of the Vermont monument at the Gettysburg battlefield on Saturday, 23 October. They were at Gettysburg for a conference on US-Russia relations, but took the opportunity to take a battlefield tour and learned that several Vermont regiments were at the very center of the Union “fish hook” line, and were instrumental in repelling Pickett’s famous charge on July 2, 1863, considered by some to be the "high water mark" of the rebellion and thus the turning point of the Civil War. Below are photos of the monument and the view of the field across which the Confederates charged, seen from the Union lines and from the confederate side as well.
In honor of Vermont soldiers who fought on this field
A Sacred place indeed