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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:50 AM

"We are still caring for the child of a Civil War veteran..."

The President gave that tidbit of historical information just now in his V-Day speech. Gives a little historical perspective as to how close in time we are to the events that nearly shredded this union. Let's still fight to preserve it. It is worth the effort.

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Reply "We are still caring for the child of a Civil War veteran..." (Original post)
Skidmore Nov 2012 OP
JustAnotherGen Nov 2012 #1
Great Caesars Ghost Nov 2012 #2
Skidmore Nov 2012 #3
Great Caesars Ghost Nov 2012 #9
ohheckyeah Nov 2012 #12
OldDem2012 Nov 2012 #5
Libertas1776 Nov 2012 #4
drm604 Nov 2012 #6
Libertas1776 Nov 2012 #7
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2012 #8
Tree-Hugger Nov 2012 #10
eqfan592 Nov 2012 #13
drm604 Nov 2012 #11

Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:53 AM

1. I heard that too . . .

Think about that! Kind I'd neat . . .

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:00 PM

2. After what happened to a member of my famiy?!?

 

Absolutely not!!!!!!!!!!!


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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:04 PM

3. Would you care to give us some context?

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:05 AM

12. How in the world does that related to this post?

I'm sorry about your brother but it really has nothing to do with this discussion.

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:13 PM

5. "Absolutely not" what?? Info please. nt.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:10 PM

4. Just a few short years ago...

there was an article about that, though it mention more than one child of civil war veterans receiving VA benefits. By now, however, it could very well be down to only one. I'm sure there remain quite a few children of Spanish American War and World War I vets receiving benefits. And children of WWII vets will be receiving benefits well into the late 21st century.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:24 PM

6. Discussions like this always remind me of this video.

It reminds us that that war was really not all that long ago.

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Response to drm604 (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:56 PM

7. +1

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Response to drm604 (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:11 PM

8. +2!

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Response to drm604 (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:05 PM

10. Fascinating! nt

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Response to drm604 (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:11 AM

13. Thank you for sharing that! nt

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:02 AM

11. If you liked that last video

here's an old film (with sound) of confederate veterans giving the rebel yell (at least they're trying to, they're really old).



Edited to add:
Gettysburg Reunion



This one is supposedly video of confederate soldiers marching, taken by a French experimental photographer in 1863.

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