Civil war what a travesty and needless deaths

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Folks it’s not a lesson learned, heck it’s rarely discussed and young people should never forget, heck how can they forget when they have no idea, truth be told, the stinking think tanks should be ashamed this isn’t mandatory why because it’s our distant relatives dead bones scattered and never recovered. So dam sad it bothers me, we simply should do whatever means necessary to teach this , say in a monthly meeting. these Lives matter, never got honorable burial just rotted away, dam disgusting. Well what we think we no is a small fraction and I’m certainly a person that believed half of what I read. far western Pennsylvania had very little activity I think, I mean the war of 1812 has early settlers residing along the rivers even around here farm the land. There are many relics in the ground corrosion away. I wish I could sit down with a person and interview that’s would be my bucket lister that will never happen, any YouTube channel that gives honest and accurate description on such. Boy I just can’t imagine killing your own brothers, nothing compared to that even today. Sadly America has failed miserably and my visits to cemetery remind me of the waste of lives. To understand today you must understand yesterday, 200 years ago isn’t to many generations folks.
 
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one more question how long after I pay does it take for it to take affect

and I appolagize for sidelining the thread was not my intentions
 

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I agree and so appreciate history & the lessons learned from it. My hubby & I have been traveling our great country in our RV since 2018. I got a Metal Detector in Arizona this year and have learned so much from these forums. We loved Gettysburg and recommend taking a guided tour which we didn't have the time to do. What was so special to us is how the entire town buried the Union & Confederate soldiers in groups and where they died. The unknown were buried together in a special place and each had a marker. The entire town spent months/years cleaning up the grounds and made it a living museum. We plan to go back and spend a full 3-4 days to see it all with a guide. We have also taken the time to learn the history of all of our places visited as well across the country. We are very grateful for the past sacrifices our forefathers/mothers of all creeds/races/colors/etc have made to ensure our personal freedoms we have today. Boston was another amazing city too.
I enjoyed reading your reply and that history is important. Most here appreciate history I think. My wife wants to do the RV thing like you are. I have no desire to drive long distances as I commuted daily 75 + miles each way to work and hate driving. We'll come up with a compromise.
 

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I enjoyed reading your reply and that history is important. Most here appreciate history I think. My wife wants to do the RV thing like you are. I have no desire to drive long distances as I commuted daily 75 + miles each way to work and hate driving. We'll come up with a compromise.
I can relate to all the driving.

I was working on the road for 16 years for General Telephone (GTE), traveling all over the country installing Telephone central offices. Once I got married I would base the wife in one town and drive back and forth to different jobs.

Example living in Lincoln Ne and working in Mankato Mn I was commuting 350 miles each way each weekend for 9 months, then I moved my wife to Columbia Mo for a job and bought a home there, I then commuted to Chicago Il, 400 miles each way, 800 miles a week for 2 years, then Columbia Mo to Karney, Ne 450 miles each way, 900 miles a week for 6 months, then Columbia Mo to Lincoln Nebraska for a year 325 miles each way.

I went to work for a different phone company for 15 years, still lived in Columbia Mo and worked in St Louis, 90 miles, for 3 years drove up Monday mornings, back Wed night, then back to St Louis on Thursday and back Friday night, 360 miles a week on average. After 3 years company transferred me to Columbia, Mo, home for me, but my job involved patrolling a fiber optic route so drove on average 125 miles a day, 5 days a week, 600 miles in a company truck for 12 years.

After years went to work for a phone company in Orlando Fl installing cisco routers for businesses for their Telcom and internet services, I worked all over central Florida from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic coast, averaging about 600 miles driving a week. After 46 years of Telcom I retired from Telcom.

Besides the driving for work I easily have 24 round trips to Florida from the midwest (Nebraska/Minnesota/Missouri) over 30 years visiting family, 7 trips to Yellowstone, two trips to California, and multiple camping trips to different areas of the west for another 100,000 miles of vacation driving. I easily have driven close to a million miles in my lifetime.
 

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I can relate to all the driving.

I was working on the road for 16 years for General Telephone (GTE), traveling all over the country installing Telephone central offices. Once I got married I would base the wife in one town and drive back and forth to different jobs.

Example living in Lincoln Ne and working in Mankato Mn I was commuting 350 miles each way each weekend for 9 months, then I moved my wife to Columbia Mo for a job and bought a home there, I then commuted to Chicago Il, 400 miles each way, 800 miles a week for 2 years, then Columbia Mo to Karney, Ne 450 miles each way, 900 miles a week for 6 months, then Columbia Mo to Lincoln Nebraska for a year 325 miles each way.

I went to work for a different phone company for 15 years, still lived in Columbia Mo and worked in St Louis, 90 miles, for 3 years drove up Monday mornings, back Wed night, then back to St Louis on Thursday and back Friday night, 360 miles a week on average. After 3 years company transferred me to Columbia, Mo, home for me, but my job involved patrolling a fiber optic route so drove on average 125 miles a day, 5 days a week, 600 miles in a company truck for 12 years.

After years went to work for a phone company in Orlando Fl installing cisco routers for businesses for their Telcom and internet services, I worked all over central Florida from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic coast, averaging about 600 miles driving a week. After 46 years of Telcom I retired from Telcom.

Besides the driving for work I easily have 24 round trips to Florida from the midwest (Nebraska/Minnesota/Missouri) over 30 years visiting family, 7 trips to Yellowstone, two trips to California, and multiple camping trips to different areas of the west for another 100,000 miles of vacation driving. I easily have driven close to a million miles in my lifetime.
Wow, I thought I had it rough. When I'm over 2hrs I stay in a hotel Mon-Thurs. We work 9 HR days & leave early on Fri. I live on the east coast of Florida but work in Orlando most days. Orlando is not my kind of town. I actually hate it. I do a lot of work in Sarasota which I enjoy except for the hotel thing. I've collected a lot of artifacts in the Gainesville & Pasco County area in years past so that was a plus.
 

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