AACA - CHESAPEAKE REGION

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   2018 AACA Eastern Spring Meet - Events Thursday 07/12/18 :

        Gettysburg Battlefield Tour & Evening Welcome Party

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The Thursday tours were to the nearby Gettysburg Battlefield and to the Antietam Battlefield near Sharpsburg, Maryland.

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The Gettysburg Battlefield Visitors Center houses the Cyclorama, a large, elaborate painting depicting the battlefield scene.

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Barbara reads about the painting and its history.

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After a lunch break, Gary signals it's time for the group to board the van and depart for the Battlefield tour.

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We get underway to view the various Battlefield sights.

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A stop at Little Round Top give visitors a perspective of the vast Battlefield area.

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As far as the eye could see, Confederate troops began their ill-fated assult on the Union troops holding the high ground of Big and Little Round Top.

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A monument to the defending Union commander stands high on the Little Round Top site.

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In the distance is the Pennsylvania Monument, the largest monument on the Gettysburg Battlefield.

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Other monuments commemorate the soldiers of the various Confederate States and their commanders. General Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate Army is memorialized in this monument, riding his horse "Traveller.

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The plaque aside the General Robert E. Lee Memorial.

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Overlooking the Battlefield.

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A typical Battlefield area scene today.

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A Union Commander stands aside a mobile cannon of the era.

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After a day of tours, Thursday ended with the official Welcome Party.

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Attendees gather at the food buffet line for a variety of delicious items.

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AACA and Chesapeake Region members await the call to the buffet line.

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After the meal we'll all be entertained by magician Jim Daly.

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Jim's first "victim" of the evening is Nancy, who wonders what's about to happen.

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In typical style, she proudly dons her new "hat" that magically appears.

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Next "victim" Barb, seemingly wondering "where is this going?", eventually becomes the owner of a yellow balloon dog.

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Our "Meet Head" Paula, who voluntarily risked her $100 bill, signs her name to it and then witnesses it "disappear" right before her eyes.

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When it "magically" reappears, she is truely amazed. Everyone enjoyed Jim's magic show and gave him a big round of applause.