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 (1863) Battle of Gettysburg
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Larry Purtell
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Heroic Women
Posted on: 11/13/2018 8:11:59 AM
Fro the Pittsburgh Daily Commercial. November 13, 1863.


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Re: Heroic Women
Posted on: 11/13/2018 8:42:48 AM
Grace Darling--English Heroine

The daughter of a lighthouse keeper, Darling grew up on Longstone in the Farne Islands.

Intensely shy and private, she become the focus of national attention after the steamship Forfarshire sank during a severe storm in September 1838.

Nine people managed to find refuge on nearby rocks, and Darling and her father battled rough water to row to their rescue. The incident inspired numerous poems, paintings, and songs and made Darling a virtual cult figure.

After her sudden death from tuberculosis, she was buried in the Bamburgh churchyard, where an ornate monument was erected in her honour. Nearby is the Grace Darling Museum.

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Michigan Dave
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Re: Heroic Women
Posted on: 11/13/2018 11:02:46 AM
Hi Guys,

I sometimes told my classes, that if the military was left up to women, we probably wouldn't have wars? Larry, I note that the Heroic Girls sited Vallandigham as being traitorous, I like the comparison! The 2 girls were certainly great helps to both sides wounded, but they left no doubt on who had their favor!?

Great article,
Dave
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Re: Heroic Women
Posted on: 11/14/2018 9:23:24 AM
BTW Guys,

If the South had won the Civil War all of these ladies would be heroes!?

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I find the story of Rose O'neal Greenhow particularly intriguing??

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What say you?
MD


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