114 years ago yesterday - Day 1 at Gettysburg

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114 years ago yesterday - Day 1 at Gettysburg

Post by LooseGoose on 2017-07-02, 17:41

The 24th MI has a major role here as a part of the famous Iron Brigade.  My great-(?) Uncle dies from wounds rec'd there.  

Gettysburg - Civil War Trust


I've got a picture with each of my kids at the 24th monument there.   I hope to someday do the same with grandkids.


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Re: 114 years ago yesterday - Day 1 at Gettysburg

Post by tGreenWay on 2017-07-02, 20:00

I'm not proud of this, but I've read next to nothing on the Civil War. As much as I enjoyed Shaara's Killer Angels, it's still fiction.

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Re: 114 years ago yesterday - Day 1 at Gettysburg

Post by LooseGoose on 2017-07-02, 20:18

tGreenWay wrote:I'm not proud of this, but I've read next to nothing on the Civil War. As much as I enjoyed Shaara's Killer Angels, it's still fiction.

For a starter level Bruce Catton's trilogies still hold up....

The Coming Fury, Terrible Swift Sword, and Never Call Retreat

Mr. Lincoln's Army/Glory Road/A Stillness at Appomattox

A deeper overview and almost required reading........Shelby Foote's 3 volume "The Civil War"

All battles have books about them, many battles have segmented books on certain days or parts of the battle.

Some of the best of those in my opinion:
A Landscape Turned Red - about Antietam by Sears
The Battle of the Wilderness - Gordon Rhea
Gettysburg - again by Sears


And all of those just scratch the surface.



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Post by Turtleneck on 2017-07-02, 21:25

The Civil War did not happen. Fake news.
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Post by Travis of the Cosmos on 2017-07-02, 21:30

Turtleneck wrote:The Civil War did not happen. Fake news.

No no no. Everyone knows that it happened, but it wouldn't have happened if Andrew Jackson had been a little bit later.

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Post by Turtleneck on 2017-07-02, 21:32

Travis of the Cosmos wrote:
Turtleneck wrote:The Civil War did not happen. Fake news.

No no no. Everyone knows that it happened, but it wouldn't have happened if Andrew Jackson had been a little bit later.

#lowiqcrazyturtleneck

I talked to Frederick Douglass today. He disagrees.
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Re: 114 years ago yesterday - Day 1 at Gettysburg

Post by Travis of the Cosmos on 2017-07-02, 21:35

Turtleneck wrote:
Travis of the Cosmos wrote:

No no no. Everyone knows that it happened, but it wouldn't have happened if Andrew Jackson had been a little bit later.

#lowiqcrazyturtleneck

I talked to Frederick Douglass today. He disagrees.

You and Frederick Douglass need to sit down and think about why there was a civil war. People don’t realize, you know, the Civil War, if you think about it, why? People don’t ask that question, but why was there the Civil War?

Think about it.

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Re: 114 years ago yesterday - Day 1 at Gettysburg

Post by LooseGoose on 2017-07-03, 18:32

Ouch for the History Channel.


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