Tag Archives: Gettysburg

family reunion

This is the Showing forth of the Inquiry of Herodotus of Halicarnassos, to the end that neither the deeds of men may be forgotten by lapse of time, nor the works great and marvellous, which have been produced some by … Continue reading

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another Gettysburg dedication

Evidence (to the left) indicates that three years and a day after the National Cemetery at Gettysburg was dedicated another dedication was held in the town – this time for the National Soldiers’ Orphans’ Homestead. The orphanage was inspired by … Continue reading

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hero as tour guide

Is there not a better future for these men also? The time will come when we shall at least cease to hate them. In the summer of 1865 a correspondent visited Gettysburg two years after the great battle. His very … Continue reading

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cleaning up

From a Seneca County, New York newspaper apparently in July 1865: The party which went out to bury the dead in the Wilderness battle field, took with them twenty wagon loads of coffins and three weeks’ rations. Poet Thomas Bailey … Continue reading

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The End.

The Library of Congress provides many photographs of the 1913 commemoration at Gettysburg including handshake, two flags, opposing sides, and Pickett’s men

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first anniversary

A year after Gettysburg, General Meade reflected on his great victory in a letter to his wife. From The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade … (page 210): HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 3. 1864. We are not … Continue reading

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“dignified address”

This is the first review I saw of November 19th’s Gettysburg cemetery dedication in the Richmond Dispatch. It focused on Lincoln’s and Seward’s responses to serenaders the evening before and the main speech by Edward Everett on the 19th. From … Continue reading

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a word in edgewise

Edward Everett gave the longer speech at Gettysburg – by about two hours. President Lincoln’s remarks at the cemetery dedication made it on the front page of The New-York Times on November 20th next to three columns (and counting) of … Continue reading

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(rail) road trip

From The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Seven: TO SECRETARY CHASE EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, November 17, 1863. HON. SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY. MY DEAR SIR:—I expected to see you here at Cabinet meeting, and to say something about … Continue reading

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