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Easter 1916

Thwart, stop and move on evil once are now heros Freedom, Ireland Easter 1916 the revolution began with the reading of a proclomation, that Ireland have self rule. A month later many of the leaders were dead by firing sqaud. In 1976 the Garden of Remebrance was created, and the dead leaders and their dream…

A life well lived

Wonder I wonder at Abraham Lincoln who somehow in his time found a way to educate himself and become the man he became. It is maybe a fable, but my understanding is he was largely self-taught; he read books. It has been my strong conviction that the United States would be now more united had…

South Mountain

Gorge     Just before the battle of Antietam the battle of South Mountain happened. Later seen as a skirmish at the time it was a huge victory for the northern army. My ancestor Joseph Vantilburg fought at that battle with the Ohio 12th. They captured many southern soldiers as they took the mountain top…