"The Gettysburg War"

Tim Reese recently remarked to me that for many people, the Civil War is actually "The Gettysburg War."

Even so, I could hardly believe it when I saw that "Virginia fifth-graders are required to know that it was the turning point of the Civil War." Good grief.

No wonder "... a lot of our visitors today, they come and they go and they figure that since Gettysburg was so huge and so important, it must have decided the Civil War. They tend to leave not realizing the war went on for more than two more years."