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Lafayette Square by The White House #WashingtonDC – honors #AmericanRevolution heroes #Lafayette, #Rochambeau, Von Steuben and Kosciuszko. In 1859, adulterer Congressman Daniel Sickles murdered adulterer Philip Barton Key (Francis Scott Key’s son)... 1/ ImageImageImageImage
2/ Lafayette Square: … over Sickles’ adulteress wife Teresa DaPonte Bagioli Sickles (1836-1867), who he had married when she was 15/16. [Key died in the white home in the background, known as President McKinley's Little White House.] Image
3/ Lafayette Square: … Sickles was the first to be acquitted using the “temporary insanity” defense and stayed on as a Congressman. He later became a #USCivilWar #MedalOfHonor war hero at #Gettysburg. Continued... ImageImageImage
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@margaretbarthel I don't do podcasts. I prefer to read the text, Faster. But the @Polk_Azov Battalion, #DefendersOfMariupol do NOT identify with Hitler. Their hero is #PatrickHenry They ID with #AmericanPatriots They are @Ukraine's #Patriots They want freedom. Is she McLean as in McLean House?
@margaretbarthel @Polk_Azov @Ukraine What does insipid transplant Barthel know about this history? McClean is an art historian & the destruction of those superb equine statues, great works of art that put Richmond on European tour guide lists as a place to see, is cause of destruction of $2B History/Heritage toursim
@margaretbarthel @Polk_Azov @Ukraine Adding context explaining the real history associated with equine staues was recommended, along with removal of Jeff Davis, and addition of statues of The Fourteen African American Union soldiers who helped win key battles outside Richmond, each winning Medals of Honor.They WON/2
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The Battle of Gettysburg ended #OTD in 1863 halting Confederate General Robert E. Lee's second invasion of the North. There were 51,112 casualties at Gettysburg, more than any battle during the Civil War. Check out our 🧵 about General Meade here:
The battle effectively ended after Pickett's Charge, a full frontal Confederate assault on the Union's strongest position on Cemetery Hill. Lee was forced to retreat back to Virginia and abandon planes to attack Washington via Pennsylvania. Image
Approximately 12,500 men participated in Picket's Charge. Of those, almost 60% became casualties during the assault.
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Notably, R.E. Lee's strategy did not substantially change from 1862 to 1864 despite the overall deteriorating military situation for the Confederacy.

He succeeded in invading the North in 1862 & 1863 & planned to do the same in 1864 but US Grant beat him to it.

"For God's sake, send up Hancock. Everything at odds. Reynolds is killed, and we need a controlling spirit."

Message from General Buford to General Meade, morning of 1st Day, Gettysburg. Image
"It was imperative to strike before we were struck by this overwhelming force in a hand-to-hand fight, which we could not probably have withstood or survived. At that crisis, I ordered the bayonet. The word was enough."

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#tomwolf #pennsylvania
PPL need to KNOW the truth
1. PA dem Gov TomWolf attended this secret summit. His name is listed. The theme was titled #Resistance. Secretive Liberal Donor Summit Increases Security, Changes Itinerary
2. Pa Gov zoom Wolf joined
Soros, Pelosi Meeting To Fund And Plot Democratic ‘Resistance’…
3. Here's the documents from the meeting…
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Eine neue SneakPeak zu den #SchlüsselbegriffederPublicHistory. Heute geht es um #Performativität; einen vielschichtigen Begriff, der gerade für die Public History ein enormes analytisches Potenzial bereit hält.
Los geht's!
Ob wir im #Schlachtenpanorama dem immersiven Effekt des Dabeiseins unterliegen oder als Reenactors die Schlacht von #Gettysburg nachspielen: Geschichte wird gemacht, ihre Produktion und Rezeption geschieht performativ.
Den Begriff „performativ“ prägte John L. Austin. Er wollte verdeutlichen, dass im Akt des Sprechens Handlungen vollzogen werden. Ein Beispiel: Die Schiffstaufe, die mit dem Wurf einer Flasche gegen den Schiffsrumpf und den Worten „Ich taufe dieses Schiff ...“ vollzogen wird.
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"In the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1,823,148 mail-in ballots were sent out. You received back approximately 1.4 million. But in the count for President, you counted 2.5 million."

"That number, 2,589,242 was on your government website until yesterday. And yesterday it was removed without explanation."

"22,686 mail in ballots were returned on the day they were mailed. That's a trick. 32,591 were returned the day after they were mailed. Another 20,000 were returned before they were mailed."

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THREAD: VICKSBURG, AN #INDEPENDENCEDAY STORY. Il #July4th 1863 la Confederazione veniva sconfitta e spaccata in due a Vicksburg. Un passo essenziale verso il “new birth of freedom” che sarebbe diventato l’obiettivo ultimo dell’Unione nella guerra civile
Leggenda vuole che Vicksburg si arrese due volte, prima a Grant, poi a Eisenhower. Nel 1947 tra le polemiche fu invitato come ospite per la prima festa pubblica dell’#IndependenceDay in 84 anni. Parte di questa, la commemorazione dei confederati caduti meno di un secolo prima
La città infatti non dimenticava l’assedio che la mise in ginocchio il 4 luglio 1863, il giorno dopo la sconfitta di Lee a #Gettysburg. Tra le più brillanti campagne della guerra civile, Ulysses Grant inflisse un colpo mortale alle speranze di vittoria della confederazione
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