Monday, December 5th, 2016

From Roughing It: It was not without regret that I took a last look at the tiny flag (it was thirty-five feet long and ten feet wide) fluttering like a lady’s handkerchief from the topmost peak of Mount Davidson, two thousand feet above Virginia’s roofs, and felt that doubtless I was bidding a permanent farewell […]

Address Delivered at the Dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg Abraham Lincoln November 19, 1863 Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing […]

From the Associated Press: A Wisconsin soldier who died at Gettysburg seven score and seven years ago is finally in line to receive the nation’s highest military decoration. First Lt. Alonzo Cushing of Delafield died 147 years ago at age 22. Even though he was wounded he led his men to a valiant last stand, […]