(1863) Battle of Gettysburg
Larry Purtell
Little Meadows PA USA
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Pvt. Delos W. Harris
4/26/2021 11:06:51 AM

"My goal is to live forever. So far, so good.
Phil Andrade
London  UK
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Pvt. Delos W. Harris
4/27/2021 3:50:36 AM

It is sweet to die on the battlefield....Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.....this doesn't wash with our modern perception, does it ?

Were these comforting platitudes offered to render carnage more acceptable ?

This poor fellow was ripped open by a shell on 3 July. His left lung was exposed. He must have endured unspeakable agony for several days before he died.

Regards, Phil
"Egad, sir, I do not know whether you will die on the gallows or of the pox!" "That will depend, my Lord, on whether I embrace your principles or your mistress." Earl of Sandwich and John Wilkes

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