14 years old, not once but whenever he wants it, there is the instant when it’s still not yet two o’clock on that July afternoon in 1863 ~ William Faulkner
150 years ago today, the bloodiest battle of the War Between the States began in a small town in Pennsylvania called Gettysburg.
When the smoke cleared after 3 days of fighting, there were 51,000 casualties.
Gettysburg-one of the most important battles in the history of mankind and hallowed ground.
On great fields something stays. Forms change and pass; bodies disappear, but spirits linger, to consecrate ground for the vision-place of souls. And reverent men and women from afar, and generations that know us not and that we know not of, heart-drawn to see where and by whom great things were suffered and done for them, shall come to this deathless field, to ponder and dream; and lo the shadow of a mighty presence shall wrap them in its bosom, and the power of vision pass into their souls. ~ General Joshua Chamberlain
Today, we are all children of Gettysburg.