Brother of the Quill
My mother's favorite hymn, and one of my top ten. Pure Uplifting!
Apparently some feel old age has advantages: one needn't worry about weather women in bikinis. I will give their opinions respect.congratulations on looking at the map, Frank!
(and not at her puntas arenas)
One of my favourites, and one of the best recordings too. It's one of the first anthems in English, composed in the short reign of Edward VI when the English Reformation was only just starting. Tallis (who probably remained a Catholic) showed wonderful sensitivity and skill in setting words from Coverdale's Great Bible, the first 'authorised' English Bible.
Some musicologists, for example Mikhail Kazinik, believe that Tallis is a composer of the same level as Bach, Handel, Mozart.One of my favourites, and one of the best recordings too. It's one of the first anthems in English, composed in the short reign of Edward VI when the English Reformation was only just starting. Tallis (who probably remained a Catholic) showed wonderful sensitivity and skill in setting words from Coverdale's Great Bible, the first 'authorised' English Bible.
McClellan would be pleased to be mentioned, even though he was something of an egotist (and lost his nerve more than once). Grant won the war, but Shelby Foote did say that everything the Army of the Potomac did was the result of the training McClellan gave it. It's too bad he didn't use it very well.The beauty of Irish music and the bravery of its sons are uplifting to recall
The Irish Brigade consisted predominantly of Irish Americans in the Union Army in the American Civil War. The designation of the first regiment in the brigade, the 69th New York Infantry, or the "Fighting 69th", continued in later wars. They were known by their famous war cry, "Faugh a Ballaugh", which is an anglicization of the Irish phrase, fág an bealach, meaning "clear the way". Only the 1st Vermont Brigade and Iron Brigade were ranked with the Irish Brigade for bravery and endurance during America's Civil War:
They were not a Brigade. The three I mentioned were not only renowned for much bravery, but suffered the highest casualties of any Brigades on the AOP.You do not mention the 20th Maine.
And the 20th Maine held "Little Round Top" (rebel canon there would have devastated the federal line) against an assault of similar size. Chamberlain was almost out of ammunition and ready to order a bayonet charge when the "lost platoon" appeared on the rebel flank and stopped the assault with withering fire.They were not a Brigade. The three I mentioned were not only renowned for much bravery, but suffered the highest casualties of any Brigades on the AOP.
If you want to recognize a regiment for gallantry, you could do far worse than The 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry who performed one of the most critical actions of the battle of Gettysburg during Longstreet’s Assault of July 2nd. Two Brigades of Longstreet’s men were advancing to penetrate the center of the Union line, which had been dangerously thinned to prop up other sectors. General Hancock rode up to the 1st Minnesota, the only organized Union troops at hand, pointed at the advancing Confederates, and ordered them to “Take those colors!” Their sacrificial charge against overwhelming odds halted the Confederate advance. It bought desperately needed time for the center of the Union line to reform.
265 men made the bayonet charge against approximately 1,000 confederates. The action lasted just over five minutes, but they halted the Rebel advance. The 82% casualty rate stands as the largest loss by any surviving U.S military unit in a single day's engagement ever (and in less than ten minutes of fighting). The surviving 47 rallied around Hancock under the ranking remaining officer, a Captain.
Five men carrying the unit's colors fell in the charge. The unit's colors are displayed in the rotunda of the Minnesota Capitol for public appreciation.
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A. P Hill's assault. Euell Corp fought mostly against the XIth Corp of mostly German-Americans (over 200,000 German-born immigrants served in the United States Army during the Civil War). Many of these soldiers could speak little English beyond "I'm going to fight mit Sigel" (Major General Franz Sigel) which was their proud slogan and which became one of the favorite songs of the war.held off Ewell's assault