July 03, 2007

Solemn memories.

I know a lot of people arenít into history, but Iíd just like to point out that the bloodiest battle in American History ended today. 144 years ago today at 3:00PM CST (Iíd say 3:00PM EST, but it actually happened at 3:00 and Day Light Savings time was not enacted in 1863) General Picket led his men across the fields outside Gettysburg Pennsylvania. By 4:00 PM the battle assault was finished with almost all of Picketís men killed or wounded. Thus Picket's Charge ended the Battle of Gettysburg, the turning point in the war for the North.

In the three days of fighting 51,000 American soldiers, from privates to Generals, died in these three days fighting for what they believed in. Some people take this for granted or just view it as a step toward freeing slaves. But anyone that has ever studied history knows that this was much more. Let me put it to you this way, if the South had won this would have been known as the Confederate Revolution.

Itís because I am a student of history. That Iíve sat quietly for three days, looking at the clocks and ticking off the timeline. Subtly making comments to people about what was happening 144 years ago at that moment. Each time I did it with a tear in my eye. Why? Because those where Americans fighting for what they believed in, and no matter if you felt they where right or wrong, they deserved to be respectedÖ BOTH sides.

God speed gentlemen, and thank you. Thank you.

Posted by Contagion in Things I find interesting at July 3, 2007 05:23 PM | TrackBack
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Oh wow...

Posted by: Richmond at July 3, 2007 07:24 PM