On This Day 148 Years Ago

We learned the true horror behind such names as “The Devil’s Den”, “The Peach Orchard” and “The Wheat Field.”

Give thanks for those who serve, and honor their memory by preserving what they fought for for future generations.

6 Responses to “On This Day 148 Years Ago”

  1. tree hugging sister says:

    Unfathomable courage on both sides. I can’t imagine staring that down…as a nobody with a rifle, or someone charged with leading the bulk of all those souls to their deaths in any given engagement.

    Our household hero from that day? Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. He holds such a place of esteem in our hearts and imagination: not only for his bravery and magnificent innovation at Little Round Top, but for the life he lead free of the battlefield.

    Second? “Old Pete”, General James Longstreet, who knew a disaster when he saw one and tried to stop it.

  2. Greg Newson says:

    The courage on sides was historic and eternal.But,war has proven to be the greatest waste of young brilliant,healthy men.It is the greatest waste,and accomplishs
    Lincoln killed ten percent of the young men in the US,but
    slavery could have been abolished ,and the union saved
    without killing millions.
    This is my conclusion after many years of study..
    God bless those who fight,though…

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    The absolute high-end of the death estimates from the Civil War is 700,000, not “millions” and of those “only” around 210,000 were actual battlefield deaths, the rest being via disease and other causes (life was pretty sucky without the fruit of pharmaceutical companies).

    On war accomplishing nothing and slavery being abolished without bloodshed, well, we’ll just have to disagree.

  4. Winston Smith says:

    Greg, your statement that violence achieves nothing is hope, not a fact. Violence certainly sorted out Hitler and his Fascist ideology.

  5. Greg Newson says:

    I know this is a very,very touchy subject.But,Hitler probably wouldn’t have killed all the jews,unless he felt he was losing the war.As he did when the tide turned.
    Russia and Germany would have stalemated and Europe would have looked the same,as
    soon as Hitler died,probably about 1950.
    It’s just my opinion,though.

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    greg, the first extermination camp started in 1941, long before the tide turned against Hitler.

    You are indulging in escapist fantasy.

    Hitler from the 1920s talked openly about exterminating the Jews.

    Frankly, cut the shit.

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