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Standing At The Crossroads

4 Jul

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“People willingly died in battle not because of their prejudices but because of their beliefs.” – unknown

“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.” –¬†Abraham Lincoln

Over 250,000 men, women and children of the South gave their lives in the four year battle known as the Civil War.

Disease killed many if not most.

If you were struck in the torso by a Minié ball you had little chance of surviving.

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When Lincoln died Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton is reported to have uttered his famous remark, “Now he belongs to the ages.”

So does this terrible, terrible war.

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