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  • Battle of Gettysburg: why J.E.B. Stuart ends up in Carlisle (Video-This is good)

    11/30/2018 10:36:42 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 78 replies
    YouTube ^ | Steve Knott - Army War College
    Video LinkThis guy gives a great presentation.
  • Our American Greatness Endures

    11/20/2018 11:18:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | November 20, 2018 | Salena Zito
    GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- In the days that followed Abraham Lincoln's 272-word speech to thousands of onlookers in this small Pennsylvania farm town, few newspapers in the country immediately reported on the speech. When they did, explains historian Michael Kraus, it was mostly dour examination filled with misquotes of the 16th president's words. "There were a lot of mistakes in those first reports. Words weren't heard well. Order was mixed up. The speech didn't appear in every newspaper the next day, or the next day, or the next day," Kraus said from his artifact-filled basement office at the Soldiers & Sailors...
  • The Gettysburg Address was 7 score and 15 years ago: contemporaneous photos and illustrations.

    11/19/2018 9:27:11 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 75 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 11/18/2018 | HarpyGoddess
    Everyone has posted the speech itself (and it's included here), but the background information is also interesting - not only the situation in America at the time, but also the extent to which the structure of the speech mimics (draws from?) Thucydides' account of Pericles' 430 B.C funeral oration at the end of the first year of the Peloponnesian War. Today is the anniversary of President Lincoln's delivery of his few "brief remarks" at the dedication of the new national cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, only four or so months after the great Civil War battle there that emerged as "the...
  • Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863

    11/19/2018 8:39:26 AM PST · by EveningStar · 251 replies
    Many | November 19, 1863 | Abraham Lincoln
    Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should...
  • On this date in 1863

    11/19/2018 8:13:49 AM PST · by Bull Snipe · 12 replies
    in the town of Gettysburg, PA. President Lincoln delivers a short speech dedicating the new National Cemetery there.
  • Covered with Glory: The 26th North Carolina Infantry at the Battle of Gettysburg

    09/01/2018 7:30:09 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 172 replies ^ | March 1, 2010 | Rod Gragg
    The battle of Gettysburg was the largest engagement of the Civil War, and--with more than 51,000 casualties--also the deadliest. The highest regimental casualty rate at Gettysburg, an estimated 85 percent, was incurred by the 26th North Carolina Infantry. Who were these North Carolinians? Why were they at Gettysburg? How did they come to suffer such a grievous distinction? In Covered with Glory, award-winning historian Rod Gragg reveals the extraordinary story of the 26th North Carolina in fascinating detail.
  • Abraham Lincoln's Independence Day Address of 1863

    07/04/2018 1:20:35 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 15 replies
    GuruKul American Education ^ | July 4, 2009 | James R Heintze
    Abraham Lincoln's Independence Day Address of July 7, 1863 Researched by James R. Heintze. All rights reserved. Abraham Lincoln's Independence Day address of 1863 in Washington is significant in that it was presented three days after the city had celebrated the holiday and represented one of only a few Fourth of July addresses given in Washington during the 19th century that were reprinted in newspapers outside the city. Perhaps not referred to as often as his other speeches, Lincoln's July 7 address is nonetheless important. Presented, apparently spontaneously, as a response to hundreds of persons who had gathered in front...
  • Union And Confederate Soldiers Return To Gettysburg On 50th Anniversary

    07/01/2018 9:11:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 93 replies
    Twitter ^ | 06/30/18 | Michael Beschloss
    Union and Confederate soldiers return to Gettysburg on 50th anniversary of Civil War battle that began 155 years ago tomorrow:    
  • Lutheran seminary president ousted in controversy over past "conversion therapy" work

    03/15/2018 10:06:44 AM PDT · by lightman · 56 replies ^ | 14 March A.D. 2018 | Charles Thompson
    A prominent Lutheran seminary with two campuses in Pennsylvania is having a stormy moment of reckoning over the early-career, "conversion therapy" work by its first-year president. That moment reached a climax at the United Lutheran Seminary Wednesday, with the school's board of trustees voting to end the Rev. Theresa F. Latini's tenure as president. Latini, who answered some questions from PennLive via email Wednesday night, called the board's action unfair. "I have been scapegoated by an historically divided institution resistant to unification," she wrote, "and have been given little chance to respond to the accusations against me." United Lutheran Seminary...
  • This Day in History: The Gettysburg Address

    11/19/2017 6:23:02 AM PST · by iowamark · 36 replies ^ | November 19, 2016 | Tara Ross
    On this day in 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivers his famous Gettysburg address. Did you know that no one knows exactly where he gave the speech? And no one knows precisely what he said? Several different transcripts of the speech exist, each with slightly different phrasing. lincoln-11-19-3His speech wasn’t even supposed to be the main feature that day! Instead, a two-hour oration by a former Secretary of State, Edward Everett, was supposed to be the highlight. Lincoln’s two-minute speech would go down in history. Everett’s has been mostly forgotten. Perhaps Everett saw the writing on the wall? He wrote to the...
  • ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ actor Richard Anderson dies at 91

    08/31/2017 4:42:59 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 67 replies
    Page Six ^ | August 31, 2017
    Richard Anderson, the Emmy-nominated actor who played Oscar Goldman in both hit 1970s series “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “The Bionic Woman,” died August 31. He was 91. Anderson’s credits spanned more than 180 film and TV roles over six decades after starting his Hollywood career as a messenger at MGM. But he will be best remembered for playing Goldman, the handler of the bionic duo played by Lee Majors and Lyndsay Wagner. Combined, the series ran for 150 episodes and several TV movies — two of which Anderson produced.
  • Gettysburg Stands Firm: Battlefield Says All Monuments Staying Put

    08/17/2017 12:36:49 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 94 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 16, 2017
    Officials at the Gettysburg National Military Park said Wednesday that the monuments at the expansive Pennsylvania battlefield will stay despite unrest over Confederate memorials. "These memorials, erected predominantly in the early and mid-20th Century, are an important part of the cultural landscape," battlefield spokeswoman Katie Lawhon told the Hanover Evening Sun.
  • Confederate monuments in Gettysburg are staying put, park officials say

    08/16/2017 7:35:20 AM PDT · by BAW · 46 replies
    Circa ^ | 8-16-2017 | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    Park officials say the Confederate monuments in Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania are staying put, according to our affiliate WSET. The national park has not received any complaints about the monuments, park spokesperson Katie Lawhon told USA Today. "These memorials, erected predominantly in the early and mid-20th century, are an important part of the cultural landscape," Lawhon said in an email to USA Today. Lawhon told reporters that the park's mission includes interpreting the actions, motivations, and causes of the soldiers. Gettysburg National Military Park focuses on the Battle of Gettysburg, which was the bloodiest battle during the Civil...
  • Gettysburg Park hasn't received complaints about Confederate monuments, won't remove any statues

    08/15/2017 4:49:26 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 40 replies
    Penn Live ^ | 8/14/2017 | Wesley Robinson,
    As officials across the country examine whether to display Confederate monuments in U.S. cities, the area park dedicated to one of the most noteworthy Civil War battles has no plans to remove anything memorializing Confederates. In the wake of white supremacist rally and ensuing violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Gettysburg National Military Park has not received any new complaints about its Confederate monuments at the park, said spokeswoman Katie Lawhon. More than 1,300 monuments, markers and plaques are housed at the park to memorialize the historic battle, including a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and a Confederate flag on...
  • Are There Any Freepers In Gettysburg Right Now?

    07/04/2017 11:06:24 AM PDT · by knarf · 22 replies
    self ^ | July 4, 2017 | knarf
    I'm stuck at home and I was wondering about all that antifa talk about demonstrations.
  • History Channel Tweets George Washington Fighting at Gettysburg

    07/03/2017 10:52:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 65 replies
    Twitter ^ | 07/03/17
    Check it out.  This was tweeted over 3 hours ago. On #ThisDayinHistory 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg ends.   
  • Shameless Vanity: Facing Duty With Honor and Valor

    07/03/2017 9:00:33 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | July 3, 2017 | buckalfa
    Just a short clip from the movie Gettysburg to remind us both of the horror and courage displayed 154 years ago on this date. Those who have served excepted, how many of us would truly be willing to give all for their God, family and country? Whatever your viewpoint is on the American Civil War, never forget the events depicted. The time may yet come again.
  • Antifa at Gettysburg

    07/01/2017 10:32:42 AM PDT · by JBW1949 · 51 replies
    Evening Sun ^ | 6-30-2017 | Dustin Levy
    Antifa denied rumors that it will protest in Gettysburg on Saturday, according to a Thursday email from Central PA Antifa. The political activist group called rumors that their members would be appearing in Gettysburg on the anniversary of the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg to protest President Donald Trump and Confederate monuments "a complete fabrication," the email stated. "No antifa groups have planned a rally there that day," the email said.
  • The So-Called Antifa are Fascist Scum

    06/30/2017 9:47:51 PM PDT · by pboyington · 24 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 30, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    The Antifa, the ‘anti-fascist’ malevolent anarchists and protesters are anything but anti-fascist. The masked, ant-like, skinny jeaned, Taliban bearded violent arm of the Democratic Party would have found a home in Hitler’s Germany, Stalin’s Soviet Union, Honecker’s East Germany and Pol Pot’s Cambodia. The Antifa are funded by George Soros and have several goals: to destroy property, to attack conservatives or anyone deemed an enemy of the left, to serve as modern day SA Brownshirts in the left’s destruction of every single American institution, American value and tenet of American civilization. The Antifa are in existence to establish a beachhead,...
  • ANTIFA Promising to 'Desecrate Graves' and Protest During 154th Anniversary of Battle of Gettysburg

    06/30/2017 6:07:53 PM PDT · by · 74 replies
    The militant left-wing group AntiFa plans to cause mayhem, violence and vandalism at Gettysburg National Park this weekend which has FEDS and the Park Service acting with an "abundance of caution." The Park Service says it is keeping track of numerous possible indicators of trouble at the Battle of Gettysburg anniversary from July 1-3 – including reports that AntiFa may be planning to damage memorials and even desecrate gravestones at the historic battleground where the Union turned the tide of war against the South in 1863, Fox reports. When contacted by Fox News the United States Park Police said that...