Tuesday, January 16, 2007

"I do not fear the verdict of Gettysburg. Time sets all things right. Error lives but a day. Truth is eternal." ~ General James Longstreet

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Wordless Wednesday #3

48 comments:

  1. Hi Linda, I just found your blog and found it interesting. Just wanted to say "hi". I'll be back.

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  2. I have seen it! Way cool!

    Thanks for visiting

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  3. he sounds like a very optimistic man. great statue too. its got a lot more character to it than those kinds of monuments usually do

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  4. That's what I was thinking rav'n, the lack of a base makes a big difference.

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  5. Just as a bit of background on this picture, I took it while on my last trip to Gettysburg National Battlefield in April of 2001. The monument was not dedicated until July 3, 1998 - a good 135 years AFTER the 3-day battle that was fought on Pennsylvania soil.

    It seems that General Longstreet fell out of favor with the South after the war for making some critical remarks regarding battle strategy made by their beloved General Robert E. Lee. Despite the fact that he WAS right, it still took over 100 years for a memorial to him to be erected and it's one of the toughest memorials to find at Gettysburg as its way behind the Confederate battle lines on Seminary Ridge where they faced the opposing Union forces on Cemetery Ridge.

    Still, it's a fantastic statute as are many of the Southern monuments at Gettysburg and, even though I'm a Yank, I admire General Longstreet's career and believe that this statute is one of my very favorites in the entire park.

    To learn more, go check out http://www.elohi.com/photo/longstreet/.

    So much for being wordless, eh??

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  6. Wonderful picture. It´s always nice to see some pictures of places I´ve never been before =)

    Please visit my WW #8 @ Coffee 2 go - thank you =)

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  7. I haven't seen it before.
    Thanks for sharing,


    I will Exercise for Comments!
    Sunflower

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  8. Great photo of the monument and thank you for sharing some history behin it. Lots of people with their WW up early. Mine is not up yet, but I just thought I would browse blogs.

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  9. Giving you and the General a salute!
    Thanks for stopping by my WW.
    Waving at you from New York,
    Frances

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  10. Awesome! I like that statue. Great photo!

    I'm up too.

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  11. An interesting quote. Gettysburg is an amazing landmark to visit.

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  12. We live about 45 mins from Gettysburg and take our grandsons there often. It's one of their favorite spots. I've seen that statue - great photo!

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  13. Great photo!
    hank you for dropping by my blog. I was just off to bed, but thought I would visit and comment.

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  14. great pic. very cool!

    happy WW!

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  15. Now I need to go brush up on my Civil War history.

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  16. A very great reminder. Mine is up too.

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  17. The bronze statue is very nice, but the general seems a little to big for his horse !

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  18. Me & hubby spent some vacation time at Gettysburg a couple years ago. The feeling of history, awe, and great loss that we felt there, and long after we went home, was unbelievable.

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  19. Very nice. Thanks for visiting my WW.

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  20. Very good! Thanks for coming by.

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  21. Very cool! That's a lovely statue.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  22. He looked a fearsome character.
    Nice photo.

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  23. I can't wait to go to Gettysburg. Great shot!

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  24. I love statues - we don't have any old ones out here - at least not in the Metro Phoenix Area...

    Happy Wednesday.

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  25. nice ww post and thanks for the explanations! it helps those who don't know about it (me!!)

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  26. And me, too!

    Have a great day.

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  27. Very nice capture! And the quote puts it in perspective. Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Happy Wednesday!

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  28. Cool picture! Too bad you don't have any snow :( Maybe you'll get a snow day when it does snow and you don't have to drive in it. Thanks for the comment!

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  29. Nice photo. Love the quote...so true! Thanks for stopping by!

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  30. That's an awesome statue! Would love to see the entire battlefield. Thnaks for the historical backgrounder too! Does it mean, from the horse's raised foot, that the General died in battle? Happy WW :)

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  31. I love gettysburg, a nation could have been lost there, history has said it was a close call.

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  32. Such a great statue. I love the life I the horse!

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  33. Great photo.

    Happy Wednesday!

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  34. Excellent photo. The detail on these statues always amazes me.

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  35. It's been a long time since I've been to Gettysburg. I loved that place.

    Thank you for sharing that awesome shot! I'm so glad that they people who created it didn't put it on a a base, it would have ruined it.

    Happy WW!

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  36. Very cool! Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Great picture..I love history.Thats pretty neat

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  38. That's an interesting picture. Thank you for sharing!

    Hugs and Happy WW,
    Sonny

    Please stop by my blog too!
    I will excercise for comments!!!

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  39. Your blog is just so cool! Happy WW Day.

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  40. Great picture. I'm glad you shared the history along with this! Very interesting!

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  41. Great shot. I've been to Gettysburg, also. It was an amazing battle and a very interesting (and sobering) place to see.

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  42. I cant say i know who it is because i havent got a clue!
    But i would date him, lol!
    Great picture.
    Mine is up.
    Clairex

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  43. Gettysburg is my favorite single element of military history. Happy WW, check my first ever WW today!

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  44. I thought this statue was at Gettysburg. Skittles and I went there a few years ago. I have many pictures from there also. It's the only battlefield site that I have been to that made me cry. Good picture.

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  45. Nice pic! I've never been there. Maybe some day!

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