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Old 02-08-2012, 05:02 AM
 
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Thought I would share...

Civil war veteran soldier footage, captured between 1913 and 1938
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:17 AM
 
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Thank you. Very poignant.
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:44 AM
 
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I enjoyed watching and it stirred up a lot of thoughts.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:45 AM
 
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I'll take a look at it later tonight! Looking forward to it!
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:16 AM
 
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Thats great stuff.I found a video the other day from 1935 of Confederate soldiers at a reunion.It is chilling for this modern day Confederate to watch as they each get up to the mic and give their version of the Rebel Yell.Rare Footage of Civil War Veterans Doing the Rebel Yell - YouTube.Thanks ghostrider for sharing that.

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Old 02-08-2012, 08:37 AM
 
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Thats great stuff.I found a video the other day from 1935 of Confederate soldiers at a reunion.It is chilling for this modern day Confederate to watch as they each get up to the mic and give their version of the Rebel Yell.Rare Footage of Civil War Veterans Doing the Rebel Yell - YouTube.Thanks ghostrider for sharing that.
I found it very haunting in a way, with none of these soldiers alive now.

Found this... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Woolson
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:56 AM
 
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I can't view it due to being at work.

However, I recall reading about a Gettysburg reunion with soldiers from both sides participating (it was a smaller reunion, not one of the 'big' ones). A highlight was suppose to be the Union soldiers, who survived Pickett's Charge, marching up the infamous field, towards where the Confederate gunners had been stationed, and 'finishing' what they had started so many years ago.

As the Union soldiers (some 25 or so) began their march, the Confederate veterans, who were standing where they had stood so many years before, started to become irate at the thought of the Yankess 'finishing' anything. After all, much blood had been spilt on their side to prevent the Yankees from reaching the line. One Rebel yelled out "You didnít do it then and you ainít going to do it now"!

Before you knew it, the Rebels charged out of their line towards the on-coming Yankees, and both sides began furiously beating at each other with canes, etc., until onlookers broke up the melee.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:21 AM
 
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I found it very haunting in a way, with none of these soldiers alive now.

Found this... Albert Woolson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
More good stuff,thanks again.Im gonna look into this in a sec but I do believe there are still a few widows of Civil War soldiers alive today.I know one widow died recently in Arkansas.Alot of times these soldiers in early 20th century would marry 15 16 yr old girls while they were in their 70s.Some of these women remain alive today.Amazing really that people captured these veterans on both sides on camera.As far as Im concerned these are the greatest videos on the net.what jewels
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:24 AM
 
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I will note that the very, very last person who 'severed' in WWI died the other day: it was a woman who joined the British RAF with two months left in the war; she never left England. Anyway, they consider her the last person.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:25 AM
 
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My dad remembered the Civil War veterans. He said they'd parade past in cars and wave little american flags. I've got a book on the battle quintencentenial( sp) and it shows a picture of when the two sides met. The reb vets crossed where Picket charged and they then shook hands with the union vets and all had a great time.
You hear stories about the Gettysburg battlefield being haunted and maybe some of its true. But then you try to google D Day Normandy beach hauntings and get almost nothing.
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