Tomorrow (July 1) marks the date of the beginning of the Battle of Gettysburg (not counting the few small clashes that happened as the troops were making their way to my favorite town on earth.) I was not able to attend the huge commemoration for the 150th last year, but I watched the live cam and the YouTube videos that were often being uploaded immediately. Anyone here attend? I think the most poignant to me was at the very end. They had civilians walking across the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble charge area in a live re-enactment. It was chilling... but most touching was at the very end. All along the Union line at the Angle, buglers were playing Taps. Started at the top of the line and when that bugler was finished, the next started, and then the next... on and on, each getting a bit fainter in sound. Hauntingly beautiful... and sad.