(Today marks the 152nd anniversary of the beginning of the three-day-long Battle of Gettysburg, the largest battle of the American Civil War and the largest military engagement ever fought in the western hemisphere. 1,681 more words
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a light cloud of smoke, the eye of the man on the bridge gazing into Peyton Fahquhar's through the sights of a rifle, those of all famous marksmen
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He heard a second report, and saw one of the sentinels with his rifle at his shoulder, a light cloud of blue smoke rising from the muzzle.
1867 – Thomas Francis Meagher ('Meagher of the Sword'), Young Irelander Leader, Irish Nationalist and American Politician, drowns.
“I now bid farewell to the country of my birth – of my passions – of my death; a country whose misfortunes have invoked my sympathies – whose factions I sought to quell – whose intelligence I prompted to a lofty aim – whose freedom has been my fatal dream.” –Thomas Francis Meagher… 327 more words