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Tuesday, 21 October 2003

Pix Of The Day: Robin & Donna Are Married!
CREDITS: © Ian Scott-Parker/PishTush.com

 
  

Regular visitors may remember Robin & Donna from a feature we did on them performing as In2It a while back. Last Saturday they were married, and we feel sure you will join us in wishing them a long and happy life together.


On This Day In 2002: Gettysburg Mississippi Monument
CREDITS: © Randy Chadwick/Battle of Gettysburg
The web site will soon be relocating to the BrothersWar.com domain.
Thumbnail click pops-up the source page with a larger image.

Gettysburg Mississippians © Randy ChadwickWe thought it was time we gave Americans an opportunity to participate, despite their bizarre handling of date formats. We input the date into Google in the "10-21-03" format, and were rewarded with a thorough web site, by Randy Chadwick, about the American Civil War battle at Gettysburg. The date is only significant from the image filename, which we presume indicates the date the picture was taken: the Battle of Gettysburg was fought on 1-3 July 1863.

The picture shows a monument to commemorate the Mississippian contingent of the Confederate army, part of a page about the soldiers who fought in the battle: Late on July 2, 1863, an anxious Mississippi Brigadier General finally heard the words for which he had impatiently waited. Receiving his orders, General William Barksdale road out in front of his men and thundered, "Attention, Mississippians! Battalions forward! Dress to the colors and Forward to the foe! Onward, Brave Mississippians! For Glory!" Leading by as much as 50 yards, Barksdale was mortally wounded as his valiant men surged through the Peach Orchard towards the Union lines.

We leave you to work your way through all the resources offered by the site, but ask you to note that it may soon relocate to a knew home in its own domain, for which the URI address is given in the heading to this item. Our own surfing safari fetched up on the Library of Congress web site for Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. There is only a single known extant photograph of Lincoln taken on 19 November 1863 at the dedication of the Civil War cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. There are five known copies of the Gettysburg Address manuscript; the Library of Congress has two, which may be viewed on their web site, with notes about all five copies.

  
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)