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Last Full Measure
Power Line, by Scott Johnson

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Posted By:ScarletPimpernel, 7/3/2013 9:56:47 AM

On this day 150 years ago, the Army of the Potomac prevailed over General Lee’s Confederate forces in the third and final day of battle at Gettysburg. With Grant’s victory at Vicksburg on the same day, the tide of the war turned decisively in favor of the Union. Geoffrey Norman retells the story of Gettysburg in the Weekly Standard article “A great battlefield.” Over at NRO our friend Mac Owens retells the story in “The great battle of Gettysburg.” In the Weekly Standard Mac also recalls “Grant at Vicksburg.”

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Interesting history which I did not know about the First Minnesota Volunteer Regiment at Gettysburg, and the traits that formed their character in battle. This caught my eye because I was raised in Minnesota.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: graniteman2009, 7/3/2013 10:50:10 AM     (No. 9407017)

I think that Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton should walk the battle field at Gettysburg.

Maybe they should walk through the old section of Arlington and look for the Union soldiers.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: geoman, 7/3/2013 11:10:28 AM     (No. 9407054)

My folks were on the other side but the 1st Minnesota sound like stand-up guys who would have fit in well with Stonewall´s guys. Fortunately the progeny from both sides were shoulder to shoulder in WWI and WWII.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Michaelus, 7/3/2013 11:25:02 AM     (No. 9407092)

150 years ago the best men - the real greatest generation of Americans - fought like the Devil for their homes, their Union, their liberty and for their friends. None of these men would feel anything but disgust at what has happened to this county.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: zahbudda, 7/3/2013 12:03:03 PM     (No. 9407157)

Note on the Gettysburg Address

by H.L. Mencken

" The Gettysburg speech was at once the shortest and the most famous oration in American history...the highest emotion reduced to a few poetical phrases. Lincoln himself never even remotely approached it. It is genuinely stupendous. But let us not forget that it is poetry, not logic; beauty, not sense. Think of the argument in it. Put it into the cold words of everyday. The doctrine is simply this: that the Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg sacrificed their lives to the cause of self-determination – that government of the people, by the people, for the people, should not perish from the earth. It is difficult to imagine anything more untrue. The Union soldiers in the battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of their people to govern themselves"...

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