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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wondering About Gettysburg.

Have you ever been to the battleground at Gettysburg?  I have and it is impressive and awe inspiring.  It is also sobering because we Americans were killing each other and in some instances, it was brother against brother. 

No matter which side they fought on, all the soldiers had one thing in common, they were all Americans.

One of the sights that I saw was the one shown below.  It was the rocks which the snipers hid behind and picked off the soldiers from the other side, preferably the officers.  I could almost hear the echo of the guns.
The reason I remembered my trip to Gettysburg was that on this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous speech, you know, the one that begins with "Four score and seven years ago, ...."
Even today, there are still a lot of subjects that the North and South do not agree on, but so far we have been able to work things out.  Although, every few years I hear rumblings of a lot of Texans who want Texas to secede and claim that since Texas was at one time a country and not a state, it had a right to secede.  Since Texas is a vital part of the U.S., that would be a catastrophe to the rest of you but we who live here, not so much.  Now, Texan or not, have a great day, you hear?


  1. I've never been. It would probably break my heart with sadness. Terrible time in our history.

    1. There were many battlefields around the country where Americans fought Americans. It was a sad time, for sure.

  2. I doubt that Texas would benefit as much as you think if it seceded from the U.S. The military installations, which add a lot to the economy, would move away for one thing.

    Gettysburg: I've been there many times as well as lots of other battle sites, but I won't ever go again. What a disaster war is!

    1. No, it wouldn't be easy, but Texas could be more independent than any of the other states. War is a disaster and should be the very last choice.