Author Topic: Civil War officer to receive Medal of Honor 151 years after death at Gettysburg  (Read 445 times)

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« Last Edit: August 26, 2014, 05:05:38 PM by rangerrebew »
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Re: Obama to award 3 Medals of Honor
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2014, 05:41:53 PM »
Kerry is going to be pissed. He doesn't get one?
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Re: Obama to award 3 Medals of Honor
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2014, 07:09:11 AM »
Kerry is going to be pissed. He doesn't get one?

The Medal of Honor isn't high enough for all the "heroic"  exploits of Lurch. :silly:
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His battery was near the "copse of trees" that the confederates centered on.  His refusal to yield was certainly one of the reasons the south couldn't carry Cemetery Ridge.
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
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I had two ancestors on the other side of that horrific scene at cemetery Hill, both with the 11th NC under Pettigrew. One written account of what it looked like from  the Federal lines, was at the fence line that Picket and Pettigrew had to cross, because of the intense volley of canister shot, formed what looked like a fog, but oddly bright red.  Red from the men being blown apart from the canister shot and minie balls adding bloody mist to the smoke. It was a terrible slaughter.
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