This is why I exist on social networks.
From Robert Capa’s D-Day landing collection. Only 11 images survived.
So, I’ve been reading Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin. It is making me love Lincoln even more. He was legitimately funny.
So, shortly after delivering the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln came down with a mild case of smallpox. It lasted several weeks, but he did not lose his humor.
Here is a quote Goodwin shared of Lincoln while had smallpox:
“Yes, it is a bad disease, but it has its advantages,” he
told some visitors. “For the first time since I have been in office, I have
something now to give to everybody that calls.”
Have We Forgotten the Civil War? Hallowed Ground
Lincoln never uttered a sentence so mistaken as when he said after the Battle of Gettysburg: “The world will little note nor long remember what we say here.”
Only about 20 percent of the actual land upon which the Civil War was fought is currently preserved either by nonprofits groups such as the Civil War Trust or in national, state or local parks – all of the rest of that hallowed ground is either unprotected or has already been destroyed. We are racing the developers to save what is left. -The Civil War Trust
Fully 20 percent of the hallowed ground of the Civil War has already been destroyed forever, covered by roads, housing developments and other inappropriate development. Battlefields such as Chantilly and Salem Church in Virginia are just two examples of battlegrounds all but destroyed.
The Confederate Dead at Walmart- photo used w/ permission by Tim McDonough
November 19th 1863: Gettysburg Address
On this day in 1863 during the American Civil War the President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, delivered his famous Gettysburg Address. He made the speech at the dedication ceremony for the military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, site of the major battle between the Union and Confederacy that July. The speech is one of the most famous in American history, despite being only around two minutes long. In this brief time, Lincoln discussed the egalitarian ideas of the Declaration of Independence, praised the efforts of Union soldiers and extolled the virtues of American democracy.
“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”
- Opening lines of the speech
“The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.”
John Converse Starkweather was a Union general who was known for his sideburnage and his interesting footwear:
Today in History: Obama gets reelected, November 6. 2012
1862. Allan Pinkerton, President Lincoln, and Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand at Antietam. (Photo: Photo colorization by Sanna Dullaway for TIME / Original image by Alexander Gardner / Library of Congress)
For this week’s issue of TIME, Sanna Dullaway digitally colorized archival images of America’s 16th president in hopes of bringing history to life.
See more photos here.
According to Reddit, this is an image of German POWs watching newsreel footage of Nazi concentration camps. There is actually a decent discussion underway after the jump about any potential differences between German soldiers/German people and Nazis. Controversial topic, but definitely worth investigating.
If you decide on trying for a master’s degree in history, be prepared to tackle this question in at least 25% of your classes.