Prof. Charles Smith and his American Founding Principles and Foreign Policy class visited Gettysburg National Military Park on Saturday, April 25. The day-long field trip, a highlight of the semester, included a visit to the Visitors Center and a tour of the battlefield led by licensed guide, Bob Steenstra. The three-hour bus tour included stops at Oak Ridge, Seminary Ridge, Little Round Top, and the Angle. The day concluded at the National Cemetery, with Prof. Smith reciting and discussing Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
Getting an overview of the first day's fighting
Farm just east of Oak Ridge Cannon on Seminary Ridge looking east
Guide Bob Steenstra laying out Pickett's Charge Learning the heroics of the 20th Maine
Little Round Top with Devil's Den in the distance Marker on Little Round Top
Remembering those that fought and died at The Angle 72nd Pennsylvania statue at the High Water Mark
Prof. Smith preparing to deliver the Gettysburg Address National Cemetery grave marker
Prof. Smith and the class pose for a photo