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  • You, Sir, Are No Abe Lincoln

    12/08/2013 12:25:59 PM PST · by Kenny · 7 replies
    ToBeRight ^ | December 5, 2013 | PeggyN
    On November 19, 1863 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, President Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address, arguably the most famous speech in history.On November 19, 2013, the first black President of the United States blew off the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. This from a President who has repeatedly claimed he had much in common with President Lincoln.The White House spin zone worked frantically on some kind of an acceptable excuse for the snub but the truth is pretty obvious, President Obama would be smart to avoid any side-by-side comparison to President Lincoln. These two men don’t have subtle differences; they...
  • White House releases handwritten note Obama penned in tribute to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

    11/20/2013 5:37:14 PM PST · by Kenny · 76 replies
    Mail On-Line ^ | 20 November 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The White House released a letter Tuesday handwritten by President Obama .....< snip > OBAMA'S LETTER COMMEMORATING LINCOLN'S GETTYSBURG ADDRESS In the evening, when Michelle and the girls have gone to bed, I sometimes walk down the hall to a room Abraham Lincoln used as his office. It contains an original copy of the Gettysburg Address, written in Lincoln's own hand. I linger on these few words that have helped define our American experiment: "a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." Through the lines of weariness etched in his face,...
  • The Address...and in one case almost...

    11/19/2013 8:35:10 PM PST · by Positive · 13 replies
    This is a remarkable display, even though it is a promo for Mr. Burns special. I however choose to point out one little distinction. If you visit the site you will be able to watch 63 plus people deliver the address. All of them delivered it as delivered by President Lincoln but for one. Those who did are named below, after them is the one who left out two words...under God Randi Weingarten - American Federation of Teachers Debbi Wasserman Schultz - Chair of the DNC Richard Trumpka - President AFL-CIO Nina Totenberg - Journalist Uma Thurman - Actress U.S....
  • Governor Palin: The 150th Anniversary of Gettysburgs Delivery

    11/19/2013 8:11:59 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 12 replies
    Conservatives 4 Palin ^ | 11-19-2013 | Steve Flesher
    Today is the 150th anniversary of Lincolns delivery of the Gettysburg Address. Lincolns words helped heal our wounded nation. Lincoln predicted, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and he was right. The trajectory of the war and the nation itself course-corrected back to the republic our founding documents envisioned a nation conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. We are still that nation! Thank you sincerely to the beautiful people weve met on this book tour so far. They embody all the best of this great...
  • Why President Obama Didn't Say 'Under God' While Reading the Gettysburg Address

    11/19/2013 4:23:03 PM PST · by Kimberly GG · 67 replies
    The Wire Dot Com/Yahoo ^ | November 19, 2013 | Abby Ohlheiser
    ......."Today, to mark the anniversary, Twitter is arguing about why President Obama didn't say the words "under God" in his videotaped recitation of the speech. God bless America."......
  • Ted Cruz remembers Gettysburg

    11/19/2013 1:38:27 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 17 replies
    http://therightscoop.com ^ | November 19, 2013 | The Right Scoop
    Ted Cruz isnt opting out of the Gettysburg anniversary like some presidents we know. Instead, he created this tribute:
  • Obama's Gettysburg skip may confirm Clint Eastwood's thoughts about him

    11/19/2013 12:31:38 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 18, 2013 | Steve Hayward
    It is hard to know whether to be outraged or grateful that President Obama has decided to skip the 150th anniversary of Lincolns famous speech at Gettysburg this week. Hes sending his secretary of the Interior (who?), when even Attorney General Eric Holder would be more appropriate. It is not Obamas first act of diffidence or disdain for American icons; think of his casual and intermittent relationship with the American flag pin on his lapel, for example, along with some of his overseas pronouncements tacitly attesting to his ambition to embody some kind of post-American ethos to go along with...
  • Remembering the Gettysburg Address

    11/19/2013 12:23:43 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 7, 2013 | Spencer Irvine
    Martin Luther King, Jr. modeled his famous I Have a Dream speech after President Abraham Lincolns Gettysburg Address, Allen C. Guelzo, Director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College, said at the Heritage Foundation on the anniversary of the latter speech. Lincolns famous address was one of the shortest speeches that became famous, given at a dedication ceremony for the soldiers cemetery in Gettysburg. Even though it barely spanned 200 words, Lincolns Gettysburg Address has been the focus of multiple studies and critiques. The speech was praised by many, including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Ralph Waldo Emerson, at the...
  • If Barack Obama had delivered the Gettysburg Address

    11/19/2013 10:58:56 AM PST · by andy58-in-nh · 20 replies
    me | 11/19/2013 | andy58-in-nh
    If Barack Obama had delivered the Gettysburg Address:Four score and seven years ago, a group of exclusively white, privileged, Native-American-killing and often slave-owning land-owners brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in antiquated notions of liberty but what we now know ought to have been the Common Good, and dedicated to the proposition that all men, women, transgendered and hermaphroditic persons are entitled to equal things. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, actually deserves to endure. We are met on a great battlefield...
  • Obama, Lincoln, 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address: Which doesnt belong and why?

    11/19/2013 7:06:25 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-19-2013 | MOTUS
    Why would a man as enamored of Abraham Lincoln, as Big Guy professes to be, pass up the opportunity to attend the 150th anniversary celebration of what is perhaps the most historic address in American history? Ill try to explain. First, a brief review of how Barry has displayed his admiration for Lincoln, the man and the President, from the moment he decided he wanted to be the leader of the free world: Big Guy kicked off his 2008 presidential campaignwith an eloquent 25 minute announcement at the old State House in Lincolns hometown of Springfield, Illinois. He returned there...
  • Retraction For Our 1863 Editorial Calling Gettysburg Address 'Silly Remarks': Editorial

    11/15/2013 11:16:55 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 87 replies
    Patriots-News ^ | November 15, 2013
    Seven score and ten years ago, the forefathers of this media institution brought forth to its audience a judgment so flawed, so tainted by hubris, so lacking in the perspective history would bring, that it cannot remain unaddressed in our archives. We write today in reconsideration of The Gettysburg Address, delivered by then-President Abraham Lincoln in the midst of the greatest conflict seen on American soil. Our predecessors, perhaps under the influence of partisanship, or of strong drink, as was common in the profession at the time, called President Lincolns words silly remarks, deserving a veil of oblivion, apparently believing...
  • Obama's stunning snub (Won't attend 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg address)

    11/11/2013 12:19:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | November 9, 2013 | Salena Zito
    GETTYSBURG - He almost was not asked to speak. In October 1863, President Abraham Lincoln received the same plain envelope that was sent to hundreds of people, requesting attendance at a dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery here. Col. Clark E. Carr, a confidant of several U.S. presidents and a member of the commission that organized the event, later admitted that commissioners scrambled to send a more personal invitation after Lincoln indicated he would attend. Asking Lincoln to deliver a few appropriate thoughts, Carr said, was an afterthought. You see, the dedication's real headliner was Edward Everett. A former secretary...
  • President a No Show at Gettysburg -- Thank Goodness!

    11/07/2013 12:43:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    President Obama will not attend ceremonies at Gettysburg later this month marking the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's immortal address. Thank goodness! Mr. Obama has been getting few kudos of late. His Gallup approval rating has slipped into the thirties. But in this, we can applaud his action. It is entirely fitting and proper that he should do this. First of all, consider the expense. Mr. Lincoln traveled to Gettysburg in 1863 by rail. He took Ward Hill Lamon, a U.S. Marshal, with him. Mr. Obama would have to go by caravan with with hundreds of staffers. Just think of...
  • Obama to be a no-show at Gettysburg 150th anniversary ceremony

    10/31/2013 8:18:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 108 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/31/2013 | Ben Wolfgang
    President Obama has declined an invitation to speak at next months ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. The event, slated for Nov. 19 at the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, instead will feature Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and renowned historian James McPherson as the keynote speakers, the Gettysburg National Military Park said in a press release. President Obama will not attend and the Secretary of Interior will represent the administration, the park pointed out in the first paragraph of its press release. Its unclear why Mr. Obama, a noted admirer of President Lincoln, declined the...
  • Gettysburg College students protest activist speaker (Bill Ayers)

    10/02/2013 4:20:43 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 21 replies
    The (Hanover, PA) Evening-Sun ^ | October1, 2013 | MARK WALTERS
    After causing a stir among Gettysburg College students Tuesday, Bill Ayers offered an apology. But, he pointed out, it was the same stir that drew the crowd of more than 100 who came to listen to him speak about education reform. And that, he said, is important. "We should be able to have a dialogue and speak with the possibility of being heard and listen with the possibility of being changed," Ayers said. (snip) "There is no one like Bill Ayers," said Kaoru Miyazawa, assistant professor of education at Gettysburg College. "He believes teaching is a moral and political action....
  • Gettysburg national park grants KKK event permit

    09/26/2013 7:15:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 26, 2013 8:15 PM EDT
    The Ku Klux Klan has been granted a permit to hold an event at Gettysburg National Military Park. Park officials say the special-use permit was approved for a Maryland-based KKK group to exercise its First Amendment rights on Oct. 5.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Gettysburg Celebrates Medal of Honor Heroes

    09/08/2013 5:00:12 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 79 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
    Our Troops Rock! Thank you for all you do! For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Gettysburg Celebrates Medal of Honor Heroes Info from here. Deep within the archives of the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center, nestled between historical documents and archeological battlefield treasures, four Medals of Honor are tucked away. Recently, museum specialist Paul Shevchuk -- one of three people at the museum...
  • Medal of Honor Convention at Gettysburg

    08/20/2013 3:35:20 PM PDT · by PaulZe
    A Concert Celebrating America’s Heroes: Past – Present – Future Event: Join us for a “Concert Celebrating America’s Heroes – Past – Present – Future” at the Pennsylvania Monument on the Gettysburg Battlefield. Featuring The “President’s Own” United States Marine Band and the West Point Cadet Glee Club, the evening will serve as a touching tribute to members of our Armed Forces over the past 150 years. Date: Friday, September 20, 2013 Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm (check-in and parking assistance starts at 5:15pm) Location: Pennsylvania Monument What to Know Before You Register How do I get tickets? Although this event is free,...
  • Medal of Honor Convention at Gettysburg

    08/20/2013 3:40:20 PM PDT · by PaulZe · 3 replies
    A Concert Celebrating America’s Heroes: Past – Present – Future Event: Join us for a “Concert Celebrating America’s Heroes – Past – Present – Future” at the Pennsylvania Monument on the Gettysburg Battlefield. Featuring The “President’s Own” United States Marine Band and the West Point Cadet Glee Club, the evening will serve as a touching tribute to members of our Armed Forces over the past 150 years. Date: Friday, September 20, 2013 Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm (check-in and parking assistance starts at 5:15pm) Location: Pennsylvania Monument What to Know Before You Register How do I get tickets? Although this event is free,...
  • VANITY: Gettysburg - In harm's way? (advice requested)

    07/20/2013 7:54:05 PM PDT · by llevrok · 25 replies
    7/20/2013
    I am watching a documentary on Gettysburg and the point was made that the town was in the wrong place at the wrong time. I know there are countless military reasons/theories why 160,000 forces met there. But the point about wrong place... got me to wondering - Do FReepers know of any books on what it must have been like to be a resident of Gettysburg, knowing that all hell was about to decend upon your town? I think, at least, that would make a great fictional story. Darn near like a Hitchcock movie with tons of building tensionHere they...
  • Academia's Canting Ideologues Have Come Home To Roost - At Gettysburg

    07/14/2013 1:42:33 PM PDT · by Davy Buck · 4 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 7/13/13 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    Goodwin's speech represents a certain perspective and agenda which is the ever-present undercurrent prevalent in academia and among many professional historians . . .
  • Gettysburg at 150: The Show's Over, The Ghosts Remain

    07/12/2013 1:19:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    Muffle the drums, furl the flags. The commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the great battle is concluded, this year's faux battle lost and won, the hurly-burly done. The crowds and tumult are gone, and once again the grass is allowed to grow in peace. I am the grass; I cover all ... Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor: What place is this? Where are we now? I am the grass. Let me work. This place is outside a small town in southern Pennsylvania just north of the Maryland line where two ridges parallel and Robert E....
  • Should Civil War re-enactments be abandoned?

    07/10/2013 11:09:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | July 7, 2013 | Donald Gilliland
    Civil War commemorations and re-enactors are practically synonymous, but as the Gettysburg hoopla began last week, the Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College said very publicly the commemoration would be better without all the men in blue and gray pretending to be soldiers. On June 29, the Wall Street Journal ran a story that said, "Peter Carmichael, a professor of history at Gettysburg College, calls re-enactments an 'unfortunate distraction' from a deeper understanding of the Civil War, including the motivations of those who fought and its legacy." Later that same night, Carmichael quoted himself to me at...
  • Gettysburg: Panic in Pittsburgh, then a nation saved

    07/08/2013 5:37:15 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 59 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 7/4/13 | Steve Mellon
    Just south of Gettysburg, a young soldier named John Nevin leads a Pennsylvania regiment across fields freshly scarred by a horrifically violent, three-day clash between two great armies. Trees are shattered and pocked with holes, crops and orchards mowed down by flying lead, fields trampled by tens of thousands of marching men, fences torn apart. A barn and a house, trapped between the two armies, have burned to the ground. Nevin sees human slaughter on a massive scale, with an estimated 8,000 killed, many as yet unburied. The dead, Nevin writes, are "strewn around in various forms of horror," the...
  • ELCA seminary marks 150th anniversary of Battle of Gettysburg

    07/07/2013 5:38:02 PM PDT · by lightman · 6 replies
    ELCA NEWS SERVICE ^ | July 1, 2013 | Melissa Ramirez Cooper
    ELCA seminary marks 150th anniversary of Battle of Gettysburg 13-48-MRC GETTYSBURG, Pa. (ELCA) -- Exactly 150 years ago on July 1, 1863, Union cavalry commander Gen. John Buford observed Confederate soldiers advancing on Gettysburg from the west. He surveyed the advance from the cupola of a Lutheran seminary building. Within a few hours the fields surrounding the seminary became a battleground, turning the seminary building into perhaps the largest field hospital of the three-day Battle of Gettysburg. The Seminary Ridge Museum opened July 1, 2013, inside that building, historically known as Schmucker Hall on the campus of the Lutheran Theological...
  • Commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the Most Important Week in the History of the Republic

    07/04/2013 4:36:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2013 | Hugh Hewitt
    July 3 marks the last day of the battle of Gettysburg 150 years ago -- Pickett's Charge, the "high water mark of the Confederacy." July 4 is of course Independence Day, but this year it is also the sesquicentennial of the surrender of Vicksburg, which split the rebel states in two by securing the length of the Mississippi for the Union. This week, a century and a half ago, marked the certain beginning of the end for the Confederacy and thus of slavery and the rise of the great Republic of freedom. To commemorate this week, I am spending the...
  • Confederates' 'slave hunt' in North a military disgrace

    07/03/2013 5:41:43 PM PDT · by donmeaker · 62 replies
    Pittsburg Post Gazette ^ | June 30, 2013 12:16 am | Frank Reeves
    In June 1863, when Brig. Gen. Albert Jenkins' cavalry, in the vanguard of the Confederate army, galloped into Pennsylvania, its aim wasn't only to spy and steal supplies. The soldiers were also determined, as historian Margaret Creighton notes, to round up African-Americans, whom the Confederates regarded as "contraband" that should be returned to "rightful" owners. The "slave hunt," as contemporaries and later historians called this phase of the Confederate invasion, would last as long as Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia remained in Pennsylvania. It ended only when the defeated Southern troops retreated back to Virginia after the...
  • What Gettysburg Proved

    07/02/2013 5:04:26 PM PDT · by iowamark · 75 replies
    NY Times Disunion ^ | July 1, 2013 | ALLEN C. GUELZO
    It took no more than a few days after the Battle of Gettysburg for the men who had fought there to realize how important it had been... And it marked something even more important in Lincolns mind. The American republic was, in 1863, a dangerously isolated democratic flower in a garden full of aristocratic weeds, and if the Civil War succeeded in sundering the United States into two separate pieces, it would be the final confirmation that democracies were unstable and unworkable pipe dreams. The central idea pervading this struggle, Lincoln said in 1861, is the necessity of proving...
  • Civil war veterans at Gettysburg anniversary in 1913 in pictures

    07/02/2013 7:59:19 AM PDT · by slumber1 · 87 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Juky 1 2013 | Erin McCann
    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
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin at Gettysburg: A Few Inappropriate Remarks

    07/02/2013 6:44:11 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 49 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 1, 2013 | Tony Lee
    On Sunday, a stunned audience sat in silence as Doris Kearns Goodwin turned the keynote address at the opening ceremony for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg into a political lecture focusing on women's and gay rights. Missing from much of her keynote: Gettysburg.
  • Gettysburg (PCN is an excellent viewing option)

    07/01/2013 7:02:14 PM PDT · by dickmc · 5 replies
    See below ^ | 7/1/2013 | Self
    While CSPAN at http://www.c-spanvideo.org/schedule/ has scheduled a bit of the Gettysburg doings, the balance of the good stuff is on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN). This includes battlewalks and key presentations by local Park Rangers and historians. The Park Rangers are very good and indeed quite accomplished historians in their own right. For example, the Day One Engagements section this morning was quite excellent. I learned a lot I didn't know about why Lee came north and why the town delaying battle --150 days ago today-- was important in the Union being able to occupy the high ground for tomorrow's...
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin at Gettysburg: A Few Inappropriate Remarks

    07/01/2013 12:39:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 61 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7/1/13 | Tony Lee
    On Sunday, a stunned audience sat in silence as Doris Kearns Goodwin turned the keynote address at the opening ceremony for the 150th anniverary of the Battle of Gettysburg into a political lecture focusing on women's and gay rights. Missing from much of her keynote: Gettysburg. Self-centered, insular, and oblivious to the occasion, the historian who was infamously caught plagiarizing merely recycled much of what she has said before about herself in previous speeches. And her rambling, self-promoting, and borderline inappropriate lecture touched upon nearly everything except for the heroic sacrifices made on that battlefield. In so doing, she desecrated...
  • The Great Battle of Gettysburg

    07/01/2013 7:04:32 AM PDT · by National Review · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | July 1, 2013 | National Review
    As Gettysburg hits 150, a detailed account of the nations greatest battle. By Mackubin Thomas Owens Robert E. Lees smashing victory against Major General Joseph Hookers Army of the Potomac at Chancellorsville in May 1863 provided the Confederacy with three strategic options: shift resources from Virginia to Mississippi in order to revive Vicksburg, the Rebel redoubt on the Mississippi River; reinforce Braxton Braggs Army of Tennessee, enabling him to reprise his 1862 invasion of Kentucky and maneuver the Union Army of the Cumberland under William Rosecrans out of its position in central Tennessee; or invade Pennsylvania.
  • Gettysburg reenactment is a campaign in itself

    06/30/2013 2:43:24 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 40 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 06/30/2013 | Edward Colimore
    The armies are already beginning to arrive, days ahead of the big battle. Tucked away in the rolling Adams County countryside are rows of billowy white tents. Men in blue and in gray march with shouldered muskets. Officers on horseback ride by with sabers jingling at their sides. One hundred and fifty years after the bloodiest clash ever fought on the continent, Union and Confederate forces are again gathering like storm clouds around tiny Gettysburg, this time for a bloodless re-creation of the epic battle fought there.
  • Breitbart Exclusive: Governor Palin Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg

    06/30/2013 11:36:14 AM PDT · by Bratch · 61 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | June 30, 2013 | Steve Flesher
    Governor Palin has written a beautiful piece for Breitbart News commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg: Today marks the beginning of the week-long ceremonies commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. There will be a full re-enactment of the battle, discussions with panels of historians, and of course a re-reading of the Gettysburg Address.But as Lincoln affirmed when he dedicated that hallowed ground, nothing we say or do can add or detract from the great sacrifice made there. Gettysburg was a defining moment in the history of our nation; and consequently, one of the most important battles in...
  • A-Cutting-Edge-Second-Look-at-the-Battle-of-Gettysburg.html

    06/29/2013 4:44:55 PM PDT · by JoeFromSidney · 18 replies
    Smithsonian Institution ^ | 6/29/2013 | Smithsonian Institution
    This is really amazing. The Smithsonian has developed a digital reconstruction of the Battle of Gettysburg, showing not only the map and movement of the respective armies, but what was visible to each side during the battle. Well worth looking at.
  • New map may explain Lee's decisions at Gettysburg

    06/29/2013 6:49:03 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 103 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 29,2013 | Michael Rubinkam
    GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) On the second day of fighting at Gettysburg, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee listened to scouting reports, scanned the battlefield and ordered his second-in-command, James Longstreet, to attack the Union Army's left flank. It was a fateful decision, one that led to one of the most desperate clashes of the entire Civil War the fight for a piece of ground called Little Round Top. The Union's defense of the boulder-strewn promontory helped send Lee to defeat at Gettysburg, and he never again ventured into Northern territory. Why did the shrewd and canny Lee choose to...
  • 1913 Gettysburg Reunion of Blue and Gray

    06/28/2013 3:59:00 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 6 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | June 28, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    President Woodrow Wilson, a son of Virginia, summarized the spirit of this historic event with his July 4, 1913 Gettysburg Reunion Address by saying: quote "We have found one another again as brothers and comrades in arms, enemies no longer, generous friends rather, our battles long past, the quarrel forgottenexcept that we shall not forget the splendid valor. unquote
  • Gettysburg: A New Birth of Freedom (150th anniversary of the Battle)

    06/28/2013 2:45:29 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    History.com ^ | June 25, 2013 | History Channel
    HISTORY is partnering with the Gettysburg Foundation and the National Park Service to bring you Gettysburg: A New Birth of Freedom. Tune in live on Sunday, June 30 at 8pm ET [7pm CT, 6pm MT, 5pm PT] for music by the United States Military Academy Orchestra, a performance of the national anthem by country music artist Trace Adkins ...
  • Gettysburg offers lessons on battlefield medicine

    06/23/2013 6:15:39 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 8 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 6/22/13 | KEVIN BEGOS
    As gunshots ravaged the bodies of tens of thousands of soldiers at the Battle of Gettysburg, military doctors responded with a method of treatment that is still the foundation of combat medicine today. Union Army Maj. Dr. Jonathan Letterman is remembered as the father of battlefield medicine for his Civil War innovations. He realized that organizing the medical corps was a key for any battle. "For military medicine, in particular, the lessons that Letterman gave us are as true today as they were then," said retired Lt. Gen. Ronald Ray Blanck, the former surgeon general for the U.S. Army.
  • 1913 Gettysburg Reunion of Blue and Gray

    06/15/2013 2:53:18 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 262 replies
    Huntington News ^ | June 14, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    A highlight of the reunion was the Confederate Veterans walk on the path of Gen. George Picketts charge that was greeted, this time, by a handshake from the Union Veterans.
  • 150 years ago today -- the Gettysburg campaign begins

    06/10/2013 3:07:23 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | june 10, 2013 | Rod Gragg
    On June 10, 1863, the lead troops of General Robert E. Lees Army of Northern Virginia left the armys staging area near Culpeper Court House, Virginia and began a march northward. Their destination: Pennsylvania where Lee hoped to win a major battle on Northern soil and end the Civil War with a Southern victory. Soon his army would be trailed by his main Northern adversary, the Federal Army of the Potomac. Ahead of both armies, across the Potomac River and in the heartland of southern Pennsylvania, lay the quiet crossroads town of Gettysburg, which would become the site of...
  • Gettysburg readies for 150th anniversary of battle

    05/26/2013 10:26:40 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 78 replies
    The commemoration of this year's milestone anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg will include amenities that soldiers would have relished 150 years ago.
  • The Battle of Gettysburg Through a 13-Year-Olds Eyes

    04/23/2013 5:44:26 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 101 replies
    My children have long been urging me to give them in a short story my experience in the Battle of Gettysburg. I was then a girl of thirteen, living on the Seminary Ridge which today is known to every child who studies the history of the Civil War. I shall never forget the June afternoon when I stood on the Seminary steps with my parents and other persons to see a Confederate host marching in the Chambersburg Pike. It seemed as if Pandemonium had broken loose. A more ragged and unkempt set of men would be hard to find. Many...
  • Trace Adkins Supports Gettysburg Commemoration & Gets Unfairly Criticized - Again

    02/25/2013 3:25:36 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 7 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | Richard Williams
    What Adkins does correctly point out is that the ongoing interpretation of the 10th amendment, a.k.a. "states' rights" issue has not been resolved. The federal courts quite frequently decide cases surrounding 10th amendment issues and interpretations. For those of us who are familiar with this topic, including very recent history, Adkins could not be more correct . . .
  • Comes A Stillness

    01/17/2013 2:16:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 175 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    They introduce themselves politely in restaurants or diners, in a movie lobby or at some civic event, even in front of the Little Rock gate in Atlanta, which has become a kind of Arkansas crossroads. ("You don't know me, but . . .") Then they thank me for remembering Robert E. Lee every January 19th with a column on his birthday. They don't tarry, and I may never see them again. Then they fade away, much like the Army of Northern Virginia (R.E. Lee, General). They have a look about them, or rather a manner. They come in different shapes...
  • Chester's General [who accompanied Lincoln to Gettysburg as a young USMC officer]

    11/17/2012 5:56:39 AM PST · by foreverfree · 5 replies
    Delaware County (PA) Daily Times ^ | 11/11/2012 | Jeff Wolfe
    Henry Clay Cochrane traveled thousands of miles around the world as a Marine in the mid- to late 1800s. But it was probably one of his shortest military journeys early in his career that made him famous. The Chester native earned the title of brigadier general after his Marine career ended. But his big moment in history came just as that career was starting. Cochrane was just 21 when he was one of 13 men selected to ride on a train from Washington, D.C., to Gettysburg with President Abraham Lincoln in November 1863. Cochrane was on hand when Lincoln delivered...
  • The Gettysburg Address, still a relevant message in 2012.

    09/18/2012 7:53:01 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 14 replies
    The Battle of Gettysburg ^ | Sept. 18, 2012 | Carlo3b, Dad, Dad, Author
    The Gettysburg Address "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 battlefield 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...
  • Gettysburg, Day 3 (High Water Mark by Iced Earth)

    07/03/2012 4:07:16 AM PDT · by chargers fan · 20 replies
    Iced Earth ^ | July 3 | Iced Earth
    The 149th Anniversary of Day 3 and Longstreet's Assault. The band Iced Earth wrong a rock song about it (below). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh6M4jBd1O8
  • Gettysburg Day 2

    07/02/2012 3:30:18 AM PDT · by chargers fan · 16 replies
    Iced Earth ^ | July 2 | Iced Earth
    Iced Earth's Song, Hold At All Costs, about Day 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsW3i9rY58k