Three Phi Beta Kappa Addresses; A College Fetich, 1883 "shall Cromwell Have A Statue?" 1902 Some…

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byCharles Francis Adams

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...citizens in civil war. As the sympathizing orator said at the time of Sumner's death: "Should the son of South Carolina, when at some future day defending the Republic against some foreign foe, be reminded by an inscription on the colors floating over him, that under this flag the gun was fired that killed his father at Gettysburg?" This assuredly has a plausible sound. "His father;" yes, perhaps! Though even in the immediately succeeding generation something might well be said on the other side. Presumably, in such case, the father was a brave, an honest, and a loyal man,--contending for what he believed to be right; for it, laying down his life. Gettysburg is a name and a memory of which none there need ever feel ashamed. As in most battles, there was a victor and a vanquished; but on that day the vanquished, as well as the victor, fought a stout fight. If, in all recorded warfare, there is a deed of arms the name and memory of which the descendants of those who participated therein should not wish to see obliterated from any record, be it historian's page or battle-flag, it was the advance of Pickett's Virginian division across that wide valley of death in front of Cemetery Ridge. I know in all recorded warfare of no finer, no more sustained and deadly feat of arms. I have stood on either battlefield, and, in scope and detail, carefully compared the two; and, challenging denial, I affirm that the much vaunted charge of Napoleon's Guard at Waterloo, in fortitude, discipline and deadly energy will not bear comparison with that other. It was boys' work beside it. There, brave men did all that the bravest men could do. Why then should the son of one of those who fell coming up the long ascent, or over our works and in among our guns, feel...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...citizens in civil war. As the sympathizing orator said at the time of Sumner's death: "Should the son of South Carolina, when at...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:May 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217902014

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