This is one of several New York Monuments at the Gettysburg Battlefield and one of the most impressive!
Over 23,000 soldiers from New York State were at the battle of Gettysburg, the second largest contingent of any State, North or South, with only Pennsylvania having more. Unfortunately, New York State suffered close to 6,700 casualties, the largest total from any State on either side.
Pics taken Feb 2, 2019.
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The minor league-style design is inspired by the Gettysburg Battlefields, site of the worst conflict in the American Civil war and now regarded as one of the most haunted places in the country. It features an angry ghost in a Union cap, still charging into battle 150+ years later. Cap is standard poly with a navy crown and Vegas gold accents.
Today on November 19, 1863, President Lincoln delivers one of the most famous speeches in American history -- the Gettysburg Address.
President Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address during the apex of the bloody American Civil War. It took place at a national cemetery recently dedicated to fallen soldiers of the infamous battle. The Battle of Gettysburg occurred in Pennsylvania five months earlier, lasting three long days from July 1-3, 1863. The conflict was one of the bloodiest engagements of the entire war, ultimately becoming a watershed moment. Under the command of George Meade, the Union Army achieved a decisive victory against their southern foes. They succeeded in preventing Confederate General, Robert E. Lee, from invading the northern states. However, its estimated there were more than 50,000 combined casualties as a result. Gettysburg has since become one of the most famous and well-known victories for the Union forces.
At the official dedication ceremony, President Lincoln used his address to reframe the mission of the war. The central message of his speech was anchored on Americans returning to the ideals of the Constitution of life, liberty, and freedom. In Lincoln’s own words, “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.” In his short 273-word address, he suggested the country was heading towards “a new birth of freedom” by creating equality for all.
Interestingly, Edward Everett (a leading orator of the day) delivered the main address of the day, which lasted two hours and recalled entirely by memory. Lincoln himself was not a particularly talented political orator; however, his speech is still considered one of the most important in history. The exact wording of his speech is still debated today. There are five known manuscripts of his Gettysburg Address and hotly contested among civil war historians. Several contemporary newspapers also published subtle differences in the speech’s wording.
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The Minié Ball! 🇫🇷🇺🇸 Listen to our latest discussion on the minie bullet and learn about the history behind one of history’s deadliest projectiles.
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This man, Jacob Miller, fought for the Union in the Civil War. He was at the Battle of Chickamagua in 1863, where he was shot in the forehead. Right between the eyes.
“After being shot,” Jacob says, “I was left for dead when my company fell back from that position. When I came to my senses some time after, I found I was in the rear of the Confederate line.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Determined not to become a prisoner, Jacob got up using his gun as a staff and made his way through the Confederate troops and off the field of battle. “I suppose I was so covered with blood that those that I met, did not notice that I was a Yank.”
The Union soldier ended up living for another 54 years. His survival was nothing short of miraculous. And yeah, Miller received the Medal of Honor, but that was for valor shown months before he was shot.