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Anniversary of Famous Presidential Speech

One of the greatest American speeches ever delivered took place on this date in 1863. Following the bloody Battle of Gettysburg on July 1-3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln was invited to participate in dedicating the Soldiers National Cemetery to say “a few appropriate remarks.” After a long, two hour oratory given by Edward Everett, a popular speaker of that time. 349 more words

"This is more than a story about a house..."

I stomped through the back streets of Gettysburg last Saturday, wrapped in a long, black cape (thanks, Jaime!) wearing my best bonnet trying to catch the horse-drawn carriage that carried a man dressed like Abraham Lincoln. 1,304 more words

Medal of Honor Ceremony for First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing

On the morning of Thursday, 6 November, the White House held the Medal of Honor ceremony for First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing, whose actions have been detailed in a… 419 more words

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Civil War officer receives US Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has presented the highest U.S. military honor to a Union Army officer who was killed more than 150 years ago during the Battle of Gettysburg, often described as the turning point of the American Civil War. 335 more words

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Pickett’s Charge

Winner: Droppin’

Tonight we started with a primer on Ebola, then moved to a wide range of topics. Did you know that President Kennedy was shot on Elm Street in Dallas, or that the most popular street name is Second Street. 496 more words

Return from Gettysburg: Table Talk and Meeting a Hero

I am on the way back from Gettysburg following our Staff Ride. As always it was a very interesting trip and as much as I get to expound on what I know, I also get to learn. 837 more words

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All Hallows and All Saints at Gettysburg

 

Me on Little Round Top teaching near Gouverneur Warren Monument

Well my friends I have been up in Gettysburg the past two days, actually I drove up with my class for the Staff Ride on Friday. 714 more words

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