It was a beautiful here in central Pennsylvania last weekend so we decided to head to Gettysburg for the day.  In addition to packing a lunch, we grabbed my copy of The Complete Gettysburg Guide and my Flip video camera and set off.  As you know our family goal is to learn something new every time we go to Gettysburg and this time we learned several new things.

Here is the second of several videos and photos that we took.  In this one, we are in the Rose Woods and my son Josh is reading about one of the more obscure rock carvings found on the battlefield.

Here is a photo of Colonel Brooke:

Here is the official report of Colonel Brooke from Gettysburg.

Here is a photo of Josh sitting atop the “Brooke Rock”:

Brooke rock carving in Gettysburg


If you are like me and enjoy exploring the Gettysburg battlefield (especially with kids), I highly recommend JD’s book: The Complete Gettysburg Guide

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