We spent two days there; the first we took one of the tours, watched the movie, went through the museum, and drove around a bit. The second we went back on the auto tour, went to the cemetery, and went through the house in town where Lincoln stayed and learned about that.
Before the second day, my Mom had texted me that my Great Grandmother Blanche's uncle had been at Gettysburg, and killed in action shortly after. So we asked the ranger how we'd find out where he'd fought and stuff.
The ranger was fantastic, and looked him up (I knew he'd been in a Pennsylvania regiment and his name), and she was able to tell me that he'd enlisted in July, 1563, AFTER Gettysburg, and been killed in Georgia on 20 July 1864 (she told me where he's buried), I guess part of Sherman's army.
You know you've heard that wealthy people could pay someone else to fight in their place during the Civil War? Well, my great grandmother's uncle was one of the people who went to fight in someone else's place. He died at 18, I think, and so I'm guessing my Great Grandmother never knew him. (I was lucky enough to know three of my great grandmothers and one great grandfather, and I remember my Grandma Blanche well.)
But the regiment he joined had fought at Gettysburg; she was able to show me on a map where their monument is, and showed me a picture so we could find it. And we went to look. They were on Culp's Hill. Here's their monument.
These pictures look down at the ground from which the Confederate forces would be coming.
These mark the flanks of each regiment.
This is looking up at their position.