Independent voices from the TWT Communities
"The Outlaw Josey Wales," "Gods and Generals" and "Birth of a Nation" are just some of the films highlighting the conflict between the Union and Confederacy.
The town where the Civil War's tide-turning battle was waged is fighting dissension in its own ranks, with even hard-core preservationists split over a proposed casino that would rise near the historic battlefield and be named for the line that divided North and South.
The French would not allow a casino to be built on famous battlefields along the Somme River or in the Ardennes, and the Polish would not allow a casino within a half-mile of the site of the Katyn massacre or the Auschwitz concentration camp, he said.
"Why stop at Gettysburg? Maybe we should build some casinos at the site of the World Trade Center," he said. "That would create some jobs right? Heck, that would help the tax base, right?"