I have always had a passion for history. It shows if you ever come to my house. I can tell you a story behind every old crock, pie safe, wall hanging I have. If I don’t have a story then I will tell you what I think the story might have been. I decided to write about a little trip that I took.
Trip Through History
A few years ago I was fortunate enough to visit Gettysburg Pennsylvania. It was a girl’s trip, my two daughters and two granddaughters went with me. Being a real history buff I was so taken in by the history that you could actually feel as you stepped into each quaint little house on Main Street. I took mental notes in all the primitive kitchens so I could come home and remake what I saw.
Dinner was at the Dobbin House Tavern. Your menu is on a wooden plank which seemed to impress only me.
A House Shows The Scars of War
The Battle of Gettysburg was fought on July 1st to the 3rd 1863, by Union and Confederates. During those three days fifty thousand men died. There were more casualties during those three days than in any American battle before or since. A third of those who fought were killed or wounded. It is estimated that 3,000 to 5,000 horses were killed.
The only civilian casualty in the three days of fighting was Jennie Wade. A rifle shot went through the kitchen door and hit her while she was baking bread.
A tour of the battleground on horseback was the highlight of the trip for me. If you love history as much as I do, I am sure you have felt the emotion of going back in time, if only for a brief moment.
Written by Anne Berkley