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May 23, 2013
Ñ Memorial Day-Remembering The Forgotten: Confederate Soldiers Who Died at Gettysburg
One of the unfortunate aspects of the Battle of Gettysburg was the way the Confederate dead were handled. Unless buried by their own, the dead were carelessly buried in a shallow graves, with just enough dirt to cover the bodies. The Confederates laid on Gettysburg battlefield for more than 10 years before being moved back to their home states in the South.
A human life, I think, should be well rooted in some area of native land where it may get the love of tender kinship from the earth, for the labors men go forth to, for the sounds and accents that haunt it, for whatever will give that early home a familiar unmistakable difference amidst the future widening of knowledge. The best introduction to astronomy is to think of the nightly heavens as a little lot of stars belonging to one’s own homestead.      
-George Eliot

Story Here: The Forgotten: Confederate Soldiers Who Died at Gettysburg
http://voices.yahoo.com/the-forgotten-confederate-soldiers-died-gettysburg-1325539.html?cat=37 Credit: Gettysburg Reb, Yahoo! Contributor Network

Memorial Day-Remembering The Forgotten: Confederate Soldiers Who Died at Gettysburg

One of the unfortunate aspects of the Battle of Gettysburg was the way the Confederate dead were handled. Unless buried by their own, the dead were carelessly buried in a shallow graves, with just enough dirt to cover the bodies. The Confederates laid on Gettysburg battlefield for more than 10 years before being moved back to their home states in the South.

A human life, I think, should be well rooted in some area of native land where it may get the love of tender kinship from the earth, for the labors men go forth to, for the sounds and accents that haunt it, for whatever will give that early home a familiar unmistakable difference amidst the future widening of knowledge. The best introduction to astronomy is to think of the nightly heavens as a little lot of stars belonging to one’s own homestead.      

-George Eliot

Story Here: The Forgotten: Confederate Soldiers Who Died at Gettysburg

http://voices.yahoo.com/the-forgotten-confederate-soldiers-died-gettysburg-1325539.html?cat=37 Credit: , Yahoo! Contributor Network

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