BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG
DATE(S) VISITED: SEP 4, 2020
LOCATION: GETTYSBURG, PA
Whilst on our way down to Weston, where we would be spending an over night investigation in the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, we wanted to visit this historic battlefield which the events that took place here would shape the future of the United States into what it is today. The Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1–3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, between Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War and is the largest battle in North America to date. The battle involved the largest number of casualties of the entire war and is often described as the war's turning point due to the Union's decisive victory and concurrence with the Siege of Vicksburg. Union Maj. Gen. George Meade's Army of the Potomac defeated attacks by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, halting Lee's invasion of the North.
We took a drive down to Saches Covered Bridge first which is just a stones throw away and then made our way back to be in total awe of just how big this battlefield is! Every road, turn of a corner, and rise of a hill we encountered just more and more monuments dedicated to the regiments that were deployed on the battle lines. The sense of scale was immense and you could not help feel emotional and picture the scenes that the soldiers here were facing.
As you can imagine the horror of war has left it's mark on this area and because of this it has many ghost stories. The Soldiers' Orphanage cellar is said to make psychics too afraid to enter the house, due to its legend. The Herr Tavern which was built in 1815, was used as a Confederate hospital during the battle at Gettysburg, where amputations often resulted in limbs being thrown out through the window to be collected later, only for many of the soldiers to die afterward. As a result, four of the guest rooms are said to be haunted, and the rooms are numbered so that there is no room 13.
The interest of ghosts and Gettysburg remains to the present day. In recent times, people have claimed to have seen ghost soldiers, and sometimes even ghost battles, in many places around Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. At some point we shall return here when we have more time to dedicate to the area and conduct some investigation techniques to seek any evidence of paranormal activity.
You can check out more photo's that we took on our brief visit to the battlefield on our Facebook page.