For Memorial Day, how does this essay from Mark Steyn strike you?
The following essay comes from Mark Steyn's book, "A Song for the Season" regarding the Battle Hymn of the Republic:
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"Sergeant Brown died during a Union retreat: when the enlistment of Colonel Webster’s Twelfth Massachusetts Regiment expired in July 1864, only 85 of more than a thousand men were left to return home to New England." - That was one bloody war!
Reading stories like this makes you realize just how young our country is though. Just a handful of generations from our founding until now.
Steyn, as Sean would say, is a great American and one of my favorite writers/commentators. And he's funny as hell...
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