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 (1863) Battle of Gettysburg    
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Larry Purtell
USA
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E-7 Sgt First Class


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His conscience was relieved.
Posted on: 11/20/2017 6:32:59 AM
From the National Tribune, May 1, 1880


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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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E-9 Cmd Sgt Major


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Re: His conscience was relieved.
Posted on: 11/20/2017 1:36:09 PM
Hi Larry,

It is regrettable for sure to think you killed a noble officer like John Reynolds, even tougher I'd think for the the soldiers who mistakenly shot Stonewall Jackson!?

I can Imagine quite a few soldiers felt remorse after the war, it's hard not to re-live some of the horrors of deaths rather caused or witnessed by these combat soldiers.

I know my Dad never wanted to talk about any of the IJA soldiers he had to kill in defense of his fellow soldiers and his mission in the Pacific WWII Theater!

Peace to all of them!
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Phil andrade
London, UK
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Re: His conscience was relieved.
Posted on: 11/20/2017 2:03:42 PM
In this war, of course, such feelings of remorse were amplified by the kinship of the officer class who had attended West Point together, served as brothers in arms in Mexico or on the Frontier, and then ended up fighting or even killing each other.

Poor Kearny ! He deserved a better end than that .

Armistead and Hancock.

Heart wrenching stuff.

Regards , Phil
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"That will depend, my Lord, on whether I embrace your principles or your mistress."

Earl of Sandwich and John Wilkes

 (1863) Battle of Gettysburg    
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