Modern day visitor to Gettysburg’s 1863 battlefield shows view from Rebel side looking across field toward the Union lines in the distance.
“As the trees are not dead, though their foliage is gone, so our heroes are not dead, though their forms have fallen. And the spirit of their example is here. It fills the air; it fills our hearts. And long as time shall last, it will hover in these skies and rest on this landscape;
And pilgrims of our own land, and from other lands, will thrill with its inspiration…”
From the prayer by Rev. Thomas Stockton, Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives given at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on November 19, 1863.
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