SACRED GROUND: Part 6
The day had gotten warmer by the hour and by the afternoon when we began the trek across the killing fields of Pickett’s Charge it was hot.
I had seen the movie Gettysburg and was really impressed with the way the scenes captured the Confederate Lines being hit with Union Artillery fire.
The courage of those Confederate Soldiers to keep advancing while the Union Artillery fire was tearing holes in their lines really got to me. I kept picturing men being blown to bits and the regimental lines just closing up and continuing to march toward the enemy. Their bravery under fire on this field was such a humbling experience that I finally just starting tearing up and let out a few sobs. Nancy was behind me as we zigzagged our way across the fields following dirt lanes leading toward the Emmitsburg Road. She heard me but didn’t say anything. She let me show my gratitude to these brave men during that horrendous day.