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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
KEYWORDS: allmyfault; anniversary; deathoffreedom; deathofslavery; dixie; generalgeorgemeade; gettysburg; godsgravesglyphs; greatestpresident; keywordtrolls; littleroundtop; pickettscharge; thecivilwar
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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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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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51 posted on 05/27/2013 3:39:18 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Telling the truth about RINOS, PAULTARDS, Liberals and Muslims has become hate speech)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

will do for sure and I’ll be taking the video camera, this is a once in a life time chance and one on by bucket list


52 posted on 05/27/2013 4:52:49 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

we saw that but by the time we got to it last time we were there but it was getting dark and I must also say the town is also beautiful at Christmas night, just like a Charles Dickens postcard.


53 posted on 05/27/2013 4:55:02 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: RaceBannon

17th Connecticut Monument on Barlow’s Knoll. Very nice.


54 posted on 05/27/2013 5:04:51 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: RaceBannon

My ancestor who died in the camp, Private Brennan Treadwell, died during a diphtheria outbreak in August 1864, which claimed the lives of over a thousand men in less than two weeks time.


55 posted on 05/27/2013 5:05:31 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: manc

Gettysburg town is wonderful. The section by the roundabout is especially attractive, at least to me.


56 posted on 05/27/2013 5:34:27 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

agreed, we passed through at night at Christmas and went round that round about and it was postcard perfect.


57 posted on 05/27/2013 7:22:55 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: EternalVigilance

I attended a memorial service at our states national cemetery today. One of the speakers invoked those words. It was a very moving event.


58 posted on 05/27/2013 7:42:51 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: rockrr

Outstanding.


59 posted on 05/27/2013 8:38:05 PM 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: X Fretensis

I submit that today’s re-enactors tend to be a bit more pudgy than the average Civil War soldier.

They tend to look more like Grant’s Chief of Engineers at Vicksburg, who asked relief from the order to visit the front lines daily, unless they needed him as a ‘sap roller’.


60 posted on 05/27/2013 10:55:22 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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