Tag Archive: 150th Anniversary


Obama Too Busy For Gettysburg Anniversary Because Of ‘Whole Website Thing’

 

Whole Website Thing

 

” Barack Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer says the president won’t be attending the Gettysburg address anniversary today because the “whole website thing.” He appears to be talking about the ongoing problems with the Obamacare website, Healthcare.gov.

Pfeiffer made the comments today in a Twitter exchange with a couple reporters:”

 

Read on at the Weekly Standard

 

 

    It should be obvious after the initial rollout mess that if Obama wants something done right he has to do it himself . I’m sure all that code writing is keeping him very busy and just think , we are already paying him so this is a twofer . With him fixing the site we won’t have to pay hundreds of millions more to his cronies to fix their own screw-ups .

But seriously , what could possibly be a valid reason for ANY sitting president to miss an anniversary of such monumental significance to his own country ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ten Thousand People Take Part In Re-Enactment Of Battle Of Gettysburg

 

 

 

” Re-enactors fire the opening volley, starting the commemoration of the Battle of Gettysburg, one of the most violent of the American Civil War.

More than 160,000 men fought at Gettysburg from July 1-3, 1863. Around 8,000 Union and Confederacy soldiers lost their lives over the three days as they fought in and around the Pennsylvania town, with tens of thousands wounded.

The battle is often described as the turning point of the war, when the Union ended Confederate Gen Robert E Lee’s invasion of the north.

Four months later, President Abraham Lincoln honoured the fallen at a cemetery in the town and delivered the Gettysburg Address, in which he redefined the purpose of the war.

While the Blue Gray Alliance re-enactment does not have the same number of soldiers involved as the original battle, everything else is being made as authentic as possible.”

 

 

 

 

 

Conservation For Big Guns That Opened Civil War

 

 

” Preservationists are using computer sensors and other high-tech methods to protect massive iron Civil War guns at a fort in South Carolina that fired on Fort Sumter to open the war in April 1861.

The sensors and modern rust-fighting epoxy coatings are being used to preserve historic siege and garrison guns, some of which were used to lob shells at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor when the war erupted. Union forces surrendered 34 hours after the bombardment started as the nation plunged into a bloody, four-year war.

Ten massive guns from Fort Moultrie on Sullivans Island, which is part of the Fort Sumter National Monument, were recently conserved as part of an ongoing program to protect the historic pieces from the salty, humid air. The guns were cast in foundries both in the North and South a century and a half ago.

The last of the guns, a 7-ton Union rifled Parrott gun suspended in a yellow sling held by a crane, was slowly jockeyed into place onto a new concrete base last week. It completes what the fort refers to as Cannon Row, where seven of the heavy guns are lined up next to each other.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Day At Chancellorsville Virtual Tour

 

 

Chancellorsville

 

” In addition to preserving Civil War battlefields, the Civil War Preservation Trust is also actively engaged in working to improve the public’s understanding of the great events that occurred on these fields of combat.

This online exhibit will follow a battlefield tour of the First Day at Chancellorsville installed at the Chancellorsville battlefield.”

For more information on the Battle of Chancellorsville, please visit:www.civilwar.org/chancellorsville