Saturday, May 09, 2009
I tried this about a year ago, getting as far as Lovettsville, Virginia, which is a little more than 55 miles from Gettysburg as the crow flies, before I ran out of daylight amid monsoon conditions. That drive followed the Fifth Corps’ route from Gettysburg in pursuit of Lee’s retreating army. I may be biting off more than I can chew, because definite plans call for me to complete yard work around the 18th Massachusetts’ monument at Gettysburg this morning, while tentative plans have me heading to Chambersburg, PA for a first time visit in the afternoon, a repeat visit to Charles Town, WV, tomorrow morning, and picking up the Fifth Corps’ trail again in the afternoon. Something may have to give.