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Saturday, August 11, 2018:   Mark and Paula headed to Pipestone, MN, for an event that happens once every two years.
It was the American Civil War (1861-1865)... a difficult time in our country.

They found friendly folks who looked as they might 150 years ago.
Commanding General Ulysses S. Grant led the fight for the north. 
The telegraph was new at the time and was used extensively for communications between Washington D.C. and the troops.
President Abraham Lincoln was on hand to inspect the troops.
There was at least one small soldier eager to join the fight.  President Lincoln inspected him to see if he was ready.
Locals were out too and conducting business as usual.
Lincoln talked about his cabinet, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Mankato Trial, and he gave the Gettysburg Address.
They were all well received.
Famous photographer Mathew Brady was there to do photography on glass plates.  Black and white, that is the way it was.
Baseball was played as it was played back then.
Then music of the war was played and sung.
Northern soldiers marched off to the battle ground.
Brave southern soldiers did too.
A northern canon was fired to signal the beginning of this day's battle.
Northern soldiers fired on rebel soldiers.
The rebels lost men, but kept coming.
Soon, they were fewer in number, but winning.
A rebel canon fired with a great boom and fire.
Dead lay on the field.  In the end, the rebels defeated northern troops to win the day.

Quote of the day:     More to come.   Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

Questions, Comments?  Email Mark Persons  teki@mwpersons.com

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