Old Gettysburg

Horse and buggy. Easy to shoot. Horse doesn’t move much. Okay. Not at all.

When you think of Gettysburg, you probably think “battlefield.” Military history. Civil War.

I’ve never seen an actual “cigar store Indian.” Heard about them, but never seen one.

What does not likely come immediately to mind are “Ghosts” and “Ghouls.” However unlikely, that seems to be the most prominent theme of this historic town and its battlegrounds.

Old soldiers never die?

The shops are full of ghosts, ghouls, and zombies representing the dead soldiers. And, of course, there are tee shirts. Many varieties of ghosts, ghouls, and zombies, dressed in both Confederate and Union uniforms. Some, with no uniforms.

A zombie of Gettysburg.

This is tourist central, but it’s charming and quaint and everything is nicely clumped together in a small area. Even for me, it’s not too much walking. That the temperature has dropped quite a bit helps too.

Tunnel on the path.

You can get a tee-shirt with the entire Gettysburg Address on it, with or without Abraham Lincoln. You can get a wide variety of  Confederate, Union, or combination tee-shirts. Guns and knives vie with children’s toys as souvenirs.

Tee shirts … whatever you want, bet they have it.

The honored dead did not die in vain. They died so we could have cool tee shirts.

The Blue and Grey Tee Shirt Emporium.



Categories: History, Photography, Travel, Zombie Apocalypse

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7 replies

  1. If I may be so bold, please consider reading my book. You will not be disappointed. All the best.

    http://www.amazon.com/Private-Hercules-McGraw-Poems-American/dp/1937536149

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  2. Cool zombie! I love Gettysburg!

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  3. Thanks for visiting my blog. All the best.

    S. Thomas Summers
    Author of Private Hercules McGraw: Poems of the American Civil War

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    • Thank YOU. Since retiring, I’ve been able to spend more time pursuing history … and I’ve really only scratched the surface of the Civil War. Spent a long time in the 14th century and only recently emerged into more recent American history. Williamsburg was such a washout, being in Gettysburg is my reward. The town is planning an all out 150th anniversary Battle of Gettysburg reenactment for July 4-7, 2013. This is such a small town, I wonder where they are going to put all the participants and the tourists. Tents? I like our Massachusetts’ Lexington and Concord reenactments: start early, load muskets, shoot, go home. They are on the field at the crack of dawn and you can be home in time for breakfast.

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