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Civil war veterans at Gettysburg anniversary in 1913 in pictures
The Guardian ^ | Juky 1 2013 | Erin McCann

Posted on 07/02/2013 7:59:19 AM PDT by slumber1

1-3 July marks the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg, the battle that many historians cite as a key turning point in the US civil war, which left nearly 50,000 Union and Confederate soldiers dead, wounded or captured on Pennsylvania farmland.

In 1913, on the 50th anniversary of the battle, the same fields played host to the largest ever gathering of civil war veterans, where former soldiers from both sides – many in their 70s – returned to commemorate the war

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: civilwar; gettysburg; history
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Very cool pics at source
1 posted on 07/02/2013 7:59:20 AM PDT by slumber1
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To: slumber1

Time was, I thought The Guardian was a commie rag. Maybe it was. Now, it’s about the only newspaper that matters.


2 posted on 07/02/2013 8:02:12 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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I think we can rest assured that during that anniversary celebration, no speaker got up and tried making sick analogies about faggotry.


3 posted on 07/02/2013 8:03:57 AM PDT by greene66
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Now, what would these guys think of the keynote speech given by Doris Kearns Goodwin?


4 posted on 07/02/2013 8:04:10 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est.)
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To: slumber1
George Armstrong Custer hosted a reunion in Monroe Michigan for men who fought in the battle of the River Raisin (Battle of Frenchtown) during the war of 1812.

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5 posted on 07/02/2013 8:04:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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In the mid to late 1950s. I remember hearing about the last few Civil War veterans passing. These were the drummer boys etc who were the youngest.


6 posted on 07/02/2013 8:10:13 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: slumber1

When the country went to war against Democrats. How ironic that we may have to once again.


7 posted on 07/02/2013 8:10:28 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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. . .Gettysburg, the battle that many historians cite as a key turning point in the US civil war War of Secession,

There, fixed it.

8 posted on 07/02/2013 8:13:41 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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thank you


9 posted on 07/02/2013 8:15:32 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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Gettysburg, the battle that many historians cite as a key turning point in the US civil war War of Secession WAR OF NORTHERN AGGRESSION!,
I fixed it for ya again!
10 posted on 07/02/2013 8:22:33 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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Either way, it was anything but a civil war. By definition, the term “civil war” denotes an internal war for control of the government. At no time was the South battling for control of the US government.


11 posted on 07/02/2013 8:27:45 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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It must have been a great honor and privilege to be one of the Scouts that escorted the Civil War veterans. Also, photo of the veteran carrying his cot. Many times I slept on exactly the same style of cot, hasn't changed a bit.
12 posted on 07/02/2013 8:31:48 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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Especially touching was the closeup photo of the Confederate and Union vets seated, shaking hands, the arm of one over the shoulder of the other.


13 posted on 07/02/2013 8:34:34 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Hoodat

Agreed


14 posted on 07/02/2013 8:34:53 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: DCBryan1

Who attacked fort Sumter?

A agree that the south had a right to secede. But you don’t attack a US fort shortly after secession. Cuba was smart enough to not attack Gitmo.
After a few years you could have negotiated a treaty to take back various federal govt properties. The Rebs shot themselves in the foot on that one


15 posted on 07/02/2013 8:35:37 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: greene66

I love the people (such as yourself) on Freerepublic due to your intelect and whit.


16 posted on 07/02/2013 8:37:30 AM PDT by Married with Children
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Thank you for posting this thread. Amazing photos.


17 posted on 07/02/2013 8:47:15 AM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: Hoodat

“The War twixt the North and the Americans” - Granny Clampett


18 posted on 07/02/2013 8:47:28 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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I think I’ve actually slept on the cot in pic # 6...LOL


19 posted on 07/02/2013 8:48:40 AM PDT by NELSON111
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Sfl


20 posted on 07/02/2013 8:49:37 AM PDT by CommieCutter
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