This weekend was my first opportunity to visit Gettysburg on the anniversary of the battle. My wife and I had an incredible weekend with much of it spent on the battlefield. I so enjoyed finally having the opportunity to share this battlefield with her. Both of us were struck by the number of reenactors and impersonators in town on the anniversary weekend. They were everywhere. I saw multiple U.S. Grants at Little Round Top, Cemetery Ridge and our hotel.
Next year we decided to dress up in period attire and walk the battlefield and share our knowledge with whoever will listen. From the looks of things that’s all you need to be considered an expert by the vast number of visitors to the battlefield. The outfit is a license to say just about anything and I suspect that most people just lap it up without any concern. With that in mind I leave you with this editorial about the ramifications of a appeals court decision striking down licensing for D.C. tour guides for the city of Charleston, South Carolina. Enjoy.