of August 27, 2001
PAPA WAS A BOY IN GRAY Edition
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four years I fought against this flag, but that is now in the past.
Today, this is my flag and my country."
-- Confederate Veteran Francis Telesford Hurlbert said of the Stars
and Stripes while addressing students and teachers at a flagpole
dedication ceremony at his daughter's one room country school in
1920. Hurlbert fought with the 3rd Florida, Company A for four years
during the War Between the States. Read
more in Report #12.
Hurlbert's daughter, Mrs.
Aurelia Hurlbert Hannon,
age 90, with her Robert E. Bear in Cookeville, Tennessee.
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This Week's Trivia Question:
In what town was the first Lincoln-Douglas
and Abe in front of the spot where the first of the Lincoln-Douglas
debates was held.
is Sacagawea's nickname?
Bird Woman. In 1814, the Lewis and
Clark journals were printed for the first time, and in those journals,
the editor spelled Sacagawea's
name, "Sacajawea." Recently, however, historians have changed the
spelling of her name to "Sacagawea." One of the reasons is because
her nickname is Bird Woman, and "Sacagawea" means Bird Woman. Whereas
"Sacajawea" means Boat Launcher. Read
a book about Sacagawea.
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you know the preservation of the Gettysburg
battlefield began soon after the battle was fought?
battle of Gettysburg was fought from July 1 to July 3, 1863, and
the preservation began immediately afterward when David McConaughy
bought tracts of land comprising the Union line (East Cemetery Hill,
Culp's Hill, and Little Round Top). In September, 1863, the Gettysburg
Battlefield Memorial Association was formed. The battleground was
deeded to the Federal War Department in the late 1890's.
Read more in Report #9.
and Robert E. on
a cannon on the Confederate lines on Seminary Ridge in Gettysburg,
Pennsylvania. The field behind them is the site of the famous Picketts'
Charge. The two low hills in the background are Little Round Top
on the left and Big Round Top on the right.
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E. Lee is my hero. He was a gentleman
in the truest sense of the word. He was admired not only by the
Confederate troops, but by the Union troops as well, including the
man to whom he surrendered, General Grant."
Mary, and Ulysses
in front of an old building at Jefferson
Barracks, Missouri. Read
more in Report #7.
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Q: What is the Louisiana
Purchase? (Simon from Des Moines)
In 1803, Thomas Jefferson, third
President of the United States, bought a huge tract of land west
of the Mississippi River from France's Emperor Napoleon which doubled
the size of the then-United States. This is known as the Louisiana
Purchase. The next year, Jefferson sent the famous explorers, Lewis
and Clark, to map the new land, called the Louisiana Territory.
Sacagawea was a guide and interpreter for the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Read more in Report #4.
Abe, Robert E., Ulysses,
and Sacagawea on a bluff overlooking
the Mississippi River
at the start of their adventures on the Great River Road. Read
more in Report #6.
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