Skip to comments.Union And Confederate Soldiers Return To Gettysburg On 50th Anniversary
Posted on 07/01/2018 9:11:36 AM PDT by Enlightened1
Union and Confederate soldiers return to Gettysburg on 50th anniversary of Civil War battle that began 155 years ago tomorrow:
It is powerful. Strong handshakes. No *fist bumps*.
Look a man in the eye and shake on it. Powerful indeed.
I saw a film made at this event. The old confederates even managed to recreate the rebel yell!
They were forgiving each other, not their governments.
And just a few years later WWI, then WWII,... unfortunately, war is unavoidable. Part of what we’re are humans, I guess.
It’s still controversial war to this day.
How do you know what was in every person’s heart who appears in that photo?
If this is going to start another war, I’ll ask the mods to remove it. Near the 4th, I have no tolerance for these dumb fights.
Thank you for that post.
An incredibly powerful image .
There were heroes on both sides in that conflict. Both sides had true gentleman and men of courage amongst their ranks.
Many today would do well to remember this
“How do you know what was in every persons heart who appears in that photo?”
How do you know what they’re thinking to say I am wrong?
I find this photograph heartbreaking!! FIFTY years after one of the bloodiest battles in our history and the combatants reach out to each other and shake hands. Old men, whose brothers in arms are to be FOREVER YOUNG.
I find it heartbreaking because in today’s world the side that lost a mere ELECTION unforginingly fights on with increasing hatred and incitement to violence.
Despite their bitter past, those in the picture would proclaim themselves as AMERICANS.
How and what does today’s LEft choose as the words to label themselves. It sure as hell does not have the same meaning as the AMERICANS in the photo.
Always wondered if he went with his brother, who fought on the other side.
Video of 75th anniversary. I recall when I took American history in high school back in the 1980s, the teacher commented on if you were to visit the site, there are one or a couple of women who work there (wonder if they are still around?) that are basically walking encyclopedias about the Civil War. I presume ones here have made that visit and am sure it is worth it for sure.
I hear you.
You’ll probably ask the moderator to remove it regardless. Do you have some special status here that we are unaware of?
“If this is going to start another war, Ill ask the mods to remove it.”
Go start a blog if you don’t like the way FR operates.
It has been 53 years since my tour of duty in Viet Nam - Happy to report I do not look as old as these gentlemen.
One of my Great Grandfather served with the 72nd Indiana mounted infantry. He lived until around 1910.
Another Great Grandfather served with a Confederate unit in Missouri. He died in battle. Two of his five sons served in the Union while three were in the Confederate Army. Truly father against sons, brothers against brothers.
May they all rest in peace.
The Confederates just told the Union Soldiers that one day soon, in the America you fought, bleed and died for, your white grandchildren would be mocked, discriminated against by your own government and be called evil.
In fact - there will be calls for genocide against the white race. And it will be taken seriously.
Enjoy your victory...
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