Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Charge

General George G. Meade and General Robert E. Lee
Opponents at Gettysburg


Some have called it the "High Tide of the Confederacy", most just call it "Pickett's Charge".

To me one small phrase describes that climactic event at the Battle of Gettysburg:
unbelievable bravery.

To the men who fought there, to the men who died there.

On both sides.

General Pickett










50 Years After the Battle, On the Same Field


Remember them, honor them.


12 comments:

  1. I watched a good piece on Gettysburg last evening before I fell asleep. It's good that our culture still remembers and honors those who fell all these many years ago.

    Bravery, indeed.

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    1. Hopefully we'll continue to remember, even through these lean years.

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  2. War is always awful, but close hand to hand combat is incomprehensible to me.
    The War between the States was brutal beyond imagination.

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    1. Me too Joe. I don't know how they did it.

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  3. Remember yes, and hope to God we never go down that path again... And 9 of those veterans died during that 50 year reunion, overcome by the heat. But I'm thinking they were happy to expire there with their friends.

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    1. Amen.

      I think that would have been somehow appropriate. Going back to the field of battle, remembering when you were young. I would prefer that to wasting away, bed-ridden.

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  4. Up Men! Up, and to your posts! Let no man today forget that he is from Old Virginia!

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    1. Thanks for reminding me of those lines.

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  5. When I read about the hand-to-hand fighting of this war, I always wonder if I would have had the sand those guys did......The courage to charge into withering fire?

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    1. That is a good question. I think most men wonder that.

      I know I wonder if I have that kind of courage.

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