Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The 24th Michigan at Gettysburg

Monument to the 24th Michigan Infantry
on McPherson's Ridge at Gettysburg

Elsewhere on the field, along the southwestern edge of Culp's Hill, a small marker notes the location where the remnants of the 24th Michigan dug in after a brutal first days fighting. The simple stone reads:

24TH REGIMENT
MICHIGAN VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
IRON BRIGADE
OF THE 496 MEN WHO WENT INTO
BATTLE ON JULY 1, 1863, 99 ANSWERED
ROLL CALL HERE ON THE MORNING
OF JULY 2 - 3 1863.

Respectfully,

Randy

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Judi said...

Would God that our young people were being taught about these heroes.

Thursday, September 28, 2006  
Blogger Randy said...

Hi Judi,

I truly believe that, as long as we "never forget what they did here" and preserve the fields where so many fought and died, "youth" of all ages will have the chance to learn about and appreciate what those who came before us have done. I personally feel that I owe a great debt of gratitude to those whose efforts to preserve our battlefields allow me to walk among the ghosts of such staggering courage and ponder the meaning of their sacrifice.

Randy

Thursday, September 28, 2006  
Anonymous JUDI said...

AMEN.

Friday, September 29, 2006  

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