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One hundred thirty-nine years ago
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Les...fortunate    Posted 11-19-2002 at 04:33:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
On this date, one of the most memorable speeches ever was delivered in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Patria / PR    Posted 11-19-2002 at 08:29:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Part of his speech reminds me of the letter Christopher Columbus wrote to Queen Isabel of Spain exactly 510 years ago today ; " ,under God, shall have a new birth of freedom..." but different in meaning though. Today we puerto ricans 'celebrate'/commerorate the 'discovery' of Puerto Rico.
Thanks Les...

kraig WY    Posted 11-19-2002 at 07:04:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I remember having to memorize it in grade school. Kids no a days don't even know it existed. Just think, it all started cause Lee was shopping for shoes.

Hogman******** Thats true    Posted 11-19-2002 at 04:38:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tho with some reservation as to tha one who delivered it.
That being said, We as a Nation should never forget it.

Les    Posted 11-19-2002 at 11:56:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
If it wasn't for that person who delivered it, our nation would likely look very different today. And I don't mean better.

Hogman*** True again ,but    Posted 11-19-2002 at 17:17:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
IMHO ole abe was not tha smartest when it came to States and States of mind. I firmly believe the War could have been avoided,slaves freed and ultimately again one Nation under God.It would have taken much longer but with so very much less loss to both sides.

A combination of hot heads and a Pres that was a little shy of handling tha situation.

To Me it was and will always be the War of Northern aggression. All of which I truly hope in no way causes any ill will between Us.

I stood in the hallowed spot and read the speach,gazed out over the battle field, was humbled by it all.
Watched groups of students showing disrespect for it all in every way and was saddened,no, realy angered.... naw lets admit tha truth I felt like kickin tha crap outta ever dad blasted one of em and triple on idiots in charge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In the end Les I trust a gentle difference of opinion. My paternal Grandpap was in a N.Y. Inf outfit.

Course,ever family
has ta have one blacksheep :>)

Burrhead    Posted 11-19-2002 at 19:37:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
one of my g-g-pap was in a Tex unit. Got and eye put out in Va.
They sent him home.

He stopped in Loozeeaner on the way home and joined back up with a La Inf unit and went to Vicksburg.

I never understood how come they sent him home cause of the eye and then La let him go back.

One of my other g-g-pa was in a Ga outfit. His brother was in a NY unit. My NY g-uncle was plowing the corn when a yank outfit come thru and snatched him up.

My g-g-grammaw still cussed them yanks for stealing her mules when they drafted her brother.

My Popa would tell me the story and laff til he cried about how mad his G-ma still was when she died about the mule.

Hogman****** She had a right ta be    Posted 11-20-2002 at 00:08:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
My maternal Gramaw would tell about when GG-paw had bought a brand new Springfield wagon'n one of tha darkys came runnin ta tha house said tha bushwhackers was comin. Time He got out tha door'n down to tha barn tha darkies alread had tha wagon dismantled'n tha pieces hid out in tha woods.

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