Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Gettysburg Poll Closed
The results were interesting.
QUESTION: If you had one day to visit Gettysburg, and could only visit one area of the park, what would you see?
Day 1: West of Gettysburg: 5 (15%)
Day 1: Oak Hill and north of Gettysburg: 2 (6%)
Day 2: Culp's and Cemetery hills: 5 (15%)
Day 2: Longstreet approach/Peach Orchard-Wheatfield area: 10 (30%)
Day 2: Little Round Top: 5 (15%)
Day 3: Pickett's Charge: 5 (15%)
Day 3: East Cavalry Field: 1 (3%)
Other: 0 (0%)
By a two-to-one margin, the choice was the fighting on the left end of the Union line (Longstreet's approach, Peach Orchard, stony Hill, Rose Farm, Wheatfield, et. al.), with 10 of the 33 votes (30%). Three other locations tied for second with 5 votes each (15%).
Reading question (think about this for a moment): Does how you answered reflect your reading habits? For example, if your answer was "Pickett's Charge," is that also your favorite topic to read about at Gettysburg?
One other question: What are your three favorite books on Gettysburg? If you could only have three in your library, what would they be, and why?
Thanks for participating.