With apologies to A. Lincoln, “It is altogether fitting and proper” that the first use of the insanity defense in an American courtroom, was for the murder of a District Attorney, by a member of the United States Congress. 708 more words
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Would I have bought this book, or even looked at it, if I hadn’t been mooching around the Gettysburg Battlefield bookshop waiting for my partner to finish talking to an author whose book he was buying? 811 more words
The Third Corps’ Second Division’s Third Brigade is honored by a monument.
Location: North side of DeTrobriand Avenue.
Description: Erected 1912. One of 74 Union brigade monuments erected at Gettysburg by the United States War Department to describe the movements and itinerary of each Union brigade of the Army of the Potomac. 261 more words