Monday, July 1, 2013

Today Marks the 150th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Battle of Gettysburg

One hundred and fifty years ago today, Confederates and Union soldiers clashed at the little town of Gettysburg in southern Pennsylvania in hat was an unplanned battle.  The next three days marked some big-time fighting and huge casualties.

The loss at this battle and the fall of Vicksburg, Mississippi, the next day clearly mark the beginning of the end for the erst-while new nation.  Everything after that was essentially fighting with little or no hope, but fight the lads in gray did.

I sure would like to be there for all the commemrations taking place, but, alas, not.  Maybe I'll make it theer November 19th for the 150th anniversary of the gettysburg Address as that is about the time I usually go south to visit the family in North Carolina.

One Big Battle.  --Old Secesh

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