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(1863) Battle of Gettysburg
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Larry Purtell
Little Meadows
PA USA
Posts: 879

After the battle
Posted on: 8/11/2019 7:53:46 AM



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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan
MI USA
Posts: 5590

After the battle
Posted on: 8/11/2019 8:30:10 AM

Larry,

She makes a good point! What's good for the Goose is good for the Gander!?

Regards,
MD
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"The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract."
Phil Andrade
London
 UK
Posts: 4104

After the battle
Posted on: 8/12/2019 3:19:01 AM

A lot of soldiers’ commentary I’ve read caricatures the German folks of Pennsylvania as mean and rather unpleasant. This vignette certainly endorses that view !

It always fascinates to read how the soldiers perceived the folks of the places they fought over : and vice versa.

Regards, Phil
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Dick Evick
Waco
TX USA
Posts: 310

After the battle
Posted on: 8/12/2019 10:03:21 AM

I recall in an older Gettysburg Magazine issue an article describing locals gathering firearms and other equipment which were confiscated by Union Cavalry.

Dick.
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morris crumley
Dunwoody
GA USA
Posts: 2466

After the battle
Posted on: 8/12/2019 11:47:23 AM

In E. Porter Alexander`s reflections, he writes of riding up to the front porch of a farmer`s house along the pike from Cambersburg. There was a nice well situated in the front yard. Alexander saw the Dutch farmer sitting on the porch and inquired if he could get some water.

He almost shouted; "No! Dere ain`t no vater.! de well is done pump dry! And yust look at dis porch vere de been! And see dere vere dey trampled down dat wheat! Mine Gott! Mine Gott! I`ve heard of de horrors of var before but I never see vat dey was till now!"

He writes of how the adjutant of the Washington Artillery told of how he had stayed one night with a family that fed and housed him so graciously, the following morning he gave the gentleman a silver half-dollar. The man called to his wife; " Katrina! Take dis money and put it wit dat oder one vot you got last Christmas. By Yimminy! Ain`t dis var big luck for some peoples!"

War as deprivation...or commerce.

Respects, Morris
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scoucer
Berlin
 Germany
Posts: 2610

After the battle
Posted on: 8/12/2019 2:57:23 PM

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A lot of soldiers’ commentary I’ve read caricatures the German folks of Pennsylvania as mean and rather unpleasant. This vignette certainly endorses that view !

It always fascinates to read how the soldiers perceived the folks of the places they fought over : and vice versa.

Regards, Phil


Swabians !

Trevor
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