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Gettysburg readies for 150th anniversary of battle
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Posted on 05/26/2013 10:26:40 PM PDT by Java4Jay

The commemoration of this year's milestone anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg will include amenities that soldiers would have relished 150 years ago.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
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There were about 51,000 casualties — historical estimates put the total dead around 7,500 — at Gettysburg, considered a major turning point of the war after Northern forces turned away a Confederate advance.
1 posted on 05/26/2013 10:26:40 PM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: Java4Jay
The reenactors are going to be hard put to find enough black powder this year.
2 posted on 05/26/2013 10:37:51 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Java4Jay.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


3 posted on 05/26/2013 11:08:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Java4Jay
an invitation has been extended to President Barack Obama to attend November's event.

Well. There goes the neighborhood.

Besides, didn't the sequester put an end to all this sort of thing?

4 posted on 05/26/2013 11:22:20 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts help hold the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Java4Jay; wardaddy

My great-grandfather’s eldest brother was one of the casualties at Gettysburg. He was killed on the second day of the battle in Barksdale’s charge through the Peach Orchard and was buried in the field. He was a private in the 13th Mississippi and had fought at First Manassas, Second Fredericksburg, and a few other battles I can’t recall at the moment. I have a picture of him in his uniform, he was in his early 20s.


5 posted on 05/26/2013 11:22:55 PM PDT by Pelham (Deport illegal aliens? Hell yes!)
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To: Pelham

Wow wow! Its good to have a link to the past like that.


6 posted on 05/27/2013 12:41:54 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Java4Jay
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7 posted on 05/27/2013 1:00:08 AM PDT by timestax
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To: Java4Jay

In ‘98 I participated in the 135th anniversary reenactment. At that time, with over 15,000 re-enactors, it was billed as the biggest meeting of the Blue and Gray since the war itself. I went with our local company of the 14th Brooklyn regiment. (In the movie Gettysburg you can see them passing behind Gen Reynolds as he lay dying.) They were able to stage Pickett’s charge full scale. That was a sight not soon forgotten. The sound of musketry was like storm waves on a beach. There were 135 artillery pieces, which I believe was also something of a record.


8 posted on 05/27/2013 2:52:17 AM PDT by 75thOVI ("The crews of all submarines captured should be treated as pirates and hanged". Sir Arthur Wilson)
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To: 75thOVI

Actually considerably larger than 15,000. Picketts charge
on Sunday had right at 11,000 Rebs. Union opposition was
about 9,500. Added to that were 700 artillerymen to man
the guns and over 2000 mounted cavalry. Some estimates
place the number of participants at over 30,000. During Picketts charge my company was part of the 14th Conn.
just down the line from the “angle”. It was a magnificent sight to be sure.


9 posted on 05/27/2013 4:08:59 AM PDT by X Fretensis
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To: Java4Jay
Oh, you lucky..., are you going? Those guys are great! Reenactors, that is. I`ve been to a few here in Ohio! What an awesome tribute to American history and valor, pity so many now a days don`t give a crap about freedom anymore, certainly not like that.
10 posted on 05/27/2013 4:09:37 AM PDT by nomad
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To: sauropod

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11 posted on 05/27/2013 4:14:11 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Java4Jay

Strategically the fall of Vicksburg the day after Gettysburg was probably the more important victory since it split the Confederacy in half. But all in all it wasn’t a banner week for the Confederate war effort.


12 posted on 05/27/2013 4:40:01 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: 0.E.O

“But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

— Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address


13 posted on 05/27/2013 4:44:57 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ('He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that they cannot carry out their plans.' -- Job 5:12)
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To: EternalVigilance

As great as his Gettysburg Address is, I’ve always been more partial to his Second Inaugural Address. But in an era when speeches ran hours long, Lincoln could say more with fewer words than anyone else.


14 posted on 05/27/2013 4:48:46 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: 0.E.O

Indeed.


15 posted on 05/27/2013 4:52:58 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ('He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that they cannot carry out their plans.' -- Job 5:12)
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To: 0.E.O

It just seemed appropriate to this thread. And to this day.


16 posted on 05/27/2013 4:53:26 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ('He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that they cannot carry out their plans.' -- Job 5:12)
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To: EternalVigilance

Lincoln saved the country 150 years ago. It’s up to us to save it again today.


17 posted on 05/27/2013 4:57:57 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: 0.E.O
"The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people."

--George Washington, First Inaugural Address, 1789

18 posted on 05/27/2013 5:17:06 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ('He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that they cannot carry out their plans.' -- Job 5:12)
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To: EternalVigilance

“They were the pillars of the temple of liberty; and now, that they have crumbled away, that temple must fall, unless we, their descendants, supply their places with other pillars, hewn from the solid quarry of sober reason. Passion has helped us; but can do so no more. It will in future be our enemy. Reason, cold, calculating, unimpassioned reason, must furnish all the materials for our future support and defense.—Let those materials be molded into general intelligence, sound morality, and in particular, a reverence for the constitution and laws: and, that we improved to the last; that we remained free to the last; that we revered his name to the last; that, during his long sleep, we permitted no hostile foot to pass over or desecrate his resting place; shall be that which to learn the last trump shall awaken our WASHINGTON.” — Abraham Lincoln, 1838


19 posted on 05/27/2013 5:24:55 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Java4Jay

God Bless Abe Lincoln, the Northern Soldiers and the United States of America!!!!


20 posted on 05/27/2013 5:31:57 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: Java4Jay

I must be getting old.

I remember the LAST Veteran of the Civil War passed away during my childhood.


21 posted on 05/27/2013 5:42:09 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Java4Jay

We’re getting ready for the 150th anniversary of everything Civil War.


22 posted on 05/27/2013 6:31:07 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Pelham

Two of my ancestors were in the Wheatfield, just a short distance away. They were privates in Company F, 16th Georgia Infantry. They’d already lost a brother in the war (Battle of Crampton’s Gap, Md) and both of them would be captured before the war ended. One brother died in the Elmira POW Camp, but the other survived Point Lookout and returned home to find everything razed by Sherman’s March to the Sea.


23 posted on 05/27/2013 6:37:32 AM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
The reenactors are going to be hard put to find enough black powder this year.

That's racist!

24 posted on 05/27/2013 7:28:54 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Pelham

Wow. He “seen the elephant”.


25 posted on 05/27/2013 7:47:52 AM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: 0.E.O

! well said!


26 posted on 05/27/2013 7:50:22 AM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: Java4Jay

A couple of years ago I read an article that estimated the number of persons attending the 150th anniversary of the battle to be as high as 2 million over 3 days.

I wonder if there will be near that visitation?


27 posted on 05/27/2013 8:15:54 AM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: Java4Jay

My great-grandfather was on Culp’s Hill as an aide to BG Alpheus Williams who commanded the 12th Corps (or 1st Div, 12th Corps, depending on one’s interpretation of Slocum’s role as “Wing Commander” following Reynold’s death.) Several years ago I spent a day retracing his steps as they approached the battlefield and took the high ground on the north end of the fishhook. What a moving experience. Thank you, great-grandfather, and all who were with you....


28 posted on 05/27/2013 8:25:01 AM PDT by Reo (the 4th Estate is a 5th Column)
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To: Pelham

My great something grandfather also fought at Gettysburg, where he was wounded and lay beside a fallen tree for three days until he was found. He lied about his age, enlisted in an Ohio regiment at age 14, was captured at Vicksburg and escaped and rejoined his unit in time for Gettysburg.

I’ve seen his enlistment and reenlistment papers, he was in for five years 1860 to 1865, was with Sherman.

He lived well into his 90’s, born in 1846 and died in 1940.

A big shoutout to all veterans, including those who fought in the Battle of Northern Agression!


29 posted on 05/27/2013 9:28:38 AM PDT by jayrunner
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To: jayrunner

The men of that era were a tough bunch.

That ancestor I was speaking of had also been wounded and captured in late April of 1863, at Fredericksburg. He was held at the Old Capitol Prison but then released and he rejoined his outfit in time for Gettysburg.


30 posted on 05/27/2013 9:42:04 AM PDT by Pelham (Deport illegal aliens? Hell yes!)
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To: Java4Jay
The Brandos Said it Best!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMb9Uoi0d2M


31 posted on 05/27/2013 10:05:28 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

we’re going to this but trying to find a place to sleep will be hard.


32 posted on 05/27/2013 12:43:32 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Rebelbase

we’re going and it is impossible to find a place to sleep and get involved.

Will the left try to ban confederate flags on this as it would nto surprise me at all with their insane agenda and views


33 posted on 05/27/2013 12:45:48 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Java4Jay

Was just there in March. What a place. You can’t tour the battlefield without being overawed by the sense of history and the sense of sacrifice on both sides.


34 posted on 05/27/2013 12:47:41 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: manc

Are you in it or just going to watch?


35 posted on 05/27/2013 12:54:15 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

might be in it as I know quite a few re-enactors and are trying to get me and the family a place but if not then I am going to watch and walk those fields.

Misses and I have just been discussing the final details, Harpers ferry, everything about Stonewall on the way and maybe VMI.

It;’s where to sleep which is the problem , been to Gettysburg before and it’s only a small town and so we might have to stay about an hours drive away .


36 posted on 05/27/2013 1:00:22 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Colonel_Flagg; RaceBannon
I was there a couple of years ago with RaceBannon, he had family with the Army of the Potomac, mine were with the Army Of The Tennessee and the Army Of The Cumberland from 1861 to 1865, Veteran Volunteers.

I have been there 7 or 8 times the place is awe inspiring what those people did, both sides.

37 posted on 05/27/2013 1:01:02 PM PDT by Little Bill (A)
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To: Little Bill; RaceBannon; LUV W

The fun part for me was visiting the First Minnesota memorial and re-enacting their march to Plum Run.

I also spent about as much time on Confederate Avenue as I did at the Angle and the Stone wall. Wonderful pictures at the Virginia and North Carolina memorials as well.


38 posted on 05/27/2013 1:03:43 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: manc

Take lots of pictures.


39 posted on 05/27/2013 1:18:53 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
If you get a chance visit the Chickamanga Battle Field site, better than Gettysburg, very well maintained. Had a family member from the 4th Cav, Federal, who fought there, enlisted 1856.

Had another relative killed there with the 118th Illinois on Missionary Ridge after the main battle two of his brothers were there when Grant relieved Chattanooga.

40 posted on 05/27/2013 1:33:42 PM PDT by Little Bill (A)
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To: 0.E.O

It took the bloodiest war in our history to “save” our country the last time it was this divided.

We can learn from the past by implementing a simpler, better, and less contentious alternative, such as apportioning Presidential electors by Congressional seats (as is now done in Maine and Nebraska).

Were this to be implemented nationwide, it would help better reflect the will of voters throughout each state (instead of rewarding fraud in densely populated city centers such as Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, and so on).


41 posted on 05/27/2013 1:34:29 PM PDT by research99
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To: Little Bill

I’d like to get down there. I’m sure there’s a ton to see. Thanks for the recommendation!


42 posted on 05/27/2013 2:16:46 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

I would LOVE to visit Gettysburg some day!

Sounds like you have some wonderful memories...would have enjoyed seeing your re-enactment!


43 posted on 05/27/2013 2:20:06 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Another suggestion Shiloh. It is a hike to get to in SW Tennessee. If go North from Vicksburg a couple of hours deep in the Boonies. Not the most visited Park but worth the trip one of my Relatives was promoted First SGT in the 6th Iowa after the Battle.
44 posted on 05/27/2013 2:28:09 PM PDT by Little Bill (A)
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To: Little Bill

That’s another one I’d like to see. As the battlefields come under threat from development, though, one wonders how much longer some of them will be around.


45 posted on 05/27/2013 2:31:22 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg; Little Bill

46 posted on 05/27/2013 3:10:22 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Telling the truth about RINOS, PAULTARDS, Liberals and Muslims has become hate speech)
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To: Colonel_Flagg; Little Bill

This was east of the town, the north east I think

47 posted on 05/27/2013 3:17:48 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Telling the truth about RINOS, PAULTARDS, Liberals and Muslims has become hate speech)
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To: RaceBannon

Northeast would be near Culp’s Hill. Most people don’t see that part of the battlefield and they ought to.


48 posted on 05/27/2013 3:20:33 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg; Little Bill

My cousin fought at Antietem wih the CT 17th, they did well...for a while, but got pushed back

It was a thrill to see where they crossed the strem, Snaveley’s Ford, and their monument in Antietem

They went to Fredericksburgh but rested, they were too beat to fight there, and good thing, us Yankees got waxed there

he was wounded in north Carolina, went to a POW camp and died

he is buried in New Bern, North Carolina
Lauren Mills


49 posted on 05/27/2013 3:27:32 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Telling the truth about RINOS, PAULTARDS, Liberals and Muslims has become hate speech)
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To: Stonewall Jackson; RandallFlagg; Little Bill

he is lucky to have survived point Lookout, too
None of those POW camps were meant to keep people alive

my cousin died in one in NC after being wounded

panorama pics of Gettysburgh:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10201198369391754.1073741841.1546263781&type=3&uploaded=31


50 posted on 05/27/2013 3:33:47 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Telling the truth about RINOS, PAULTARDS, Liberals and Muslims has become hate speech)
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