When I was at Gettysburg I bought some of these little booklets called “Ghosts of Gettysburg”, fascinating reading. What peaked my interest in the subject was that the morning we were going to the Battlefield, I met a woman at breakfast in the hotel where we were staying. She and her husband were “Yankee” reenactors and enjoyed visiting various civil war sites. In fact, they had just come from the raising of the Hunlee. She told me this story of what had happened to her at Gettysburg:
She and a friend were driving through the park one afternoon, and when they came to a certain monument, they heard voices. They could not see anyone, nor could they make out what was being said, but it sounded like a very strident argument between two men. After some time, it seemed a decision was made, and they heard the sound of wagons, horses, cannon and men moving forward as if going into battle.
The voices and sounds disappeared and the two ladies looked at their watches. It was 1:45 in the afternoon. They found the Park Director and told him about what they had heard.
He knew immediately what had happened at that particular spot, during one of the battles. There had been a bitter disagreement between two of the Confederate generals about which way to position the troops. After much heated discussion, they reached a decision, and moved forward into the battle formation. He told them it had happened at exactly 1:45 pm!
Wow, what a story. I have no reason to doubt for a minute that it had really happened to this woman. It still gives me “goosebumps” to think about it. Do you have a story to share with us? If so, please comment.