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(1863) Battle of Gettysburg
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Larry Purtell
Little Meadows
PA USA
Posts: 798

July 9, 1863
Posted on: 7/9/2019 6:25:25 AM


link for complete article https://www.newspapers.com/image/404971589/?terms=Gettysburg

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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan
MI USA
Posts: 5236

July 9, 1863
Posted on: 7/10/2019 2:43:20 PM

Hi Larry,

The 1st 2 articles from Vermont, & New Jersey, it seems it's more important that the soldiers who fought from their communities be valiant, as opposed to coming back alive but not being able to prove they fought bravely, in other words their valiant image was the most important thing!? As AoP Cavalry Officer John Buford said, with regards to the Valiant Charge, & what cites politicians, men with tall hats & gold watches, will say?

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I'd say Gen Buford hit right on it!?
What say you?
Regards,
MD

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