Gettysburg: Of Boys and Battlefields

John Nagy '00M.A. | July 2, 2013 | Notre Dame Magazine

John Nagy for Notre Dame MagazineJohn Nagy, associate editor

I’m standing on the observation deck of the Pennsylvania State Memorial at Gettysburg. It is Saturday afternoon, June 22, a week before the festivities begin and this place is overflowing with tourists like me.

There are a lot of high places from which to see the battlefield, but if you can manage the tight squeeze on the spiral staircase my boys and I just climbed, this view is one of the best. We’re about 70 feet above the lush green lawn of the gentle elevation known to history as Cemetery Ridge.

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