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 (1863) Battle of Gettysburg
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Larry Purtell
Little Meadows PA USA
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First shot at Gettysburg
11/30/2020 9:12:53 AM
From the Newark Evening Star. Newark NJ. July 3, 1913

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Michigan Dave
Muskegon MI USA
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First shot at Gettysburg
12/12/2020 12:02:54 PM
Hi Larry,

Sometimes it's a big deal who fired the 1st shot of a battle? I guess a Plantation owner, & fire eater, Edmond Ruffin fired the 1st shell at Fort Sumter, & therefore the Civil War! Later after the Confederate surrendered he was so depressed, that he killed himself!

Anyone have anything on this??

Stay safe,
MD
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Larry Purtell
Little Meadows PA USA
Posts: 1144
Joined: 2004
First shot at Gettysburg
12/12/2020 2:42:23 PM
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Hi Larry,

Sometimes it's a big deal who fired the 1st shot of a battle? I guess a Plantation owner, & fire eater, Edmond Ruffin fired the 1st shell at Fort Sumter, & therefore the Civil War! Later after the Confederate surrendered he was so depressed, that he killed himself!

Anyone have anything on this??

Stay safe,
MD

From the Brooklyn Eagle.

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"My goal is to live forever. So far, so good.
Michigan Dave
Muskegon MI USA
Posts: 6202
Joined: 2006
First shot at Gettysburg
12/12/2020 2:54:09 PM
Thanks Larry,

Talk about a quick response, and in the media of the day!

Good show, & in only a way you could do it!

Again, thanks Larry,
MD
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