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    Civil war veterans at Gettysburg anniversary in 1913 (via "The Guardian")

    As you know 1-3 July marks the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg, so here's an article in the British "Guardian" with some interesting photos of the 50th anniversary with the medal decorated veterans in uniform... I really liked them, probably many of you have seen them often before, I'll share them anyway...

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    Thanks for that, yaxthri. I'd seen many, but not all of those. Leave it to the Guardian, eh.

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    Gettysburg 75th Anniversary - YouTube
    video from the 1938 reunion (last significant reunion) very amazing video

    always love seeing things like this.......i am a historic preservation major in college lol

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    Reminds me of a Life Magazine issue in the early 50s that had a foldout showing the last three Civil War soldiers. I hope their oral history was recorded.
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    Thanks for sharing the photos! I wonder if any of them could have been my' Great Great Grandfather Andrew or his' brother Alfred! From what I have been able to find, they both fought at and survived Gettysburg on the Confederate side then after coming home and suffering much discourse, they both went on to fight in the Indian Wars out West. It is sometimes ironic, considering that Andrew's son (my' Great Grandfather), Reubin, married a full-blooded or near full-blooded Cherokee woman and my' other Great Grandfather on my Dad's side of the family, also married a full blooded or near full-blooded Cherokee woman!


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    Thank you for sharing that!
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    Geez....I am such a civil war buff. I would have loved to just sit down with some of these men and listen to some of the stories they would tell. Gives me goosebumps just thinking about it. When I am out swinging in any area that seen fighting, I can see the soldiers scrambling through the woods and the thickets. My minds eye really wanders during my time in the field. Must be the veteran in me.

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    grlangfitt,
    You still have the opportunity; regretfully, for only a short number of years, to sit down with a WW II vet and listen to his story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon View Post
    grlangfitt,
    You still have the opportunity; regretfully, for only a short number of years, to sit down with a WW II vet and listen to his story.
    Don.......
    Yep! I had the privilege and and honor to not only meet and shake his' hand but also to speak with at some length, Robert Hanson, the last surviving member of the Memphis Belle probably in the summer of 2005. He happened to come by my' tables at the Great Smoky Mountain Flea Market & Craft Fair in Kodak, Tennessee while he was vacationing. Sadly, Mr. Hanson who was the Radio Operator on the Memphis Belle, passed away shortly thereafter, I believe on Saturday, October 1st in 2005!


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    Quote Originally Posted by grlangfitt View Post
    Geez....I am such a civil war buff. I would have loved to just sit down with some of these men and listen to some of the stories they would tell. Gives me goosebumps just thinking about it. When I am out swinging in any area that seen fighting, I can see the soldiers scrambling through the woods and the thickets. My minds eye really wanders during my time in the field. Must be the veteran in me.


    was taped when mr julius was 101 fought for the south, was captured th enight lincoln was shot.
    very amazing video

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    Thanks for posting the video of the confederate soldier. his accent sounds more like maine....not southern at all. Interesting.

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    Awesome thread.

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    Cool video. Never listened to a first hand account before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yaxthri View Post
    As you know 1-3 July marks the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg, so here's an article in the British "Guardian" with some interesting photos of the 50th anniversary with the medal decorated veterans in uniform... I really liked them, probably many of you have seen them often before, I'll share them anyway...

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    Latest US news, world news, sport and comment from the Guardian | guardiannews.com | The Guardian
    Thanks for the post!
    I posted the same picture, elsewhere on this forum recently, but I had no information on it to give.
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