On page 91 in Chapter 9, I state that the Eisenhowers fell in the love with Gettysburg while a young Captain Dwight D. Eisenhower commanded a Tank Corps recruit training post at Gettysburg College. The reference should have stated simply Gettysburg, or more accurately, Camp Colt at Gettysburg. The training facility used part of the Civil War’s most famous battlefield for training exercises to prepare recruits for deployment during World War 1. Years later, Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower would make their only home a short distance west of Seminary Ridge. Deeded to the National Park Service prior to their deaths, the Eisenhowers beloved home and farm reveals much about their nature and remains under the NPS’s care today as Eisenhower National Historic Site.
Much thanks to Ranger Edward Roach, the historian at Dayton Aviation Heritage NHP, for pointing out this detail.