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For another mans freedom again

For Another Man's Freedom

"All men are created equal", but the men this is pertaining to are not

the men losing blood in this battle at Gettysburg. The men losing their lives

in this war are men fighting for what they believe in, for the benefit of their

suggested equals. Stepping forward, and then looking back; these memories, and

the impact these memories have, are not and will never be forgotten.

The blood which was shed in this great battle at Gettysburg could never

be forgotten. The blood being spoken of by Abraham Lincoln, was thought by

many to have recycled into the earth, therefore making that ground sacred; also

ascending to heaven. This battle ground and the battle which occurred here is

be recognized by the people of United States of America as the "rebirth" of

America. The only problem with these thoughts is that these were not the

thoughts that were in the heads of the soldiers at the time. During the

fighting these soldiers not only did not see this as the rebirth of a nation,

but had "forgotten the cause" altogether. I do not believe that these men were

necessarily fighting specifically for the rights of the slaves, but rather for

the rights of all men including themselves. These men were thought to be

"privileged", and at the time I am sure they believed that they were taking part

in an inconceivable historical event. I am sure that at that time they did not

realize that this would be an ongoing struggle even three-hundred years after

their existence. The soldiers entered this battle with great pride, holding

their flags high, hoping to make a difference. They did make a clearly

substantial impact on their society , but this quest for equality is still being


This fight was not considered the only option at the time, but peaceful

talks were always considered. As society knows, peace talks are not always the

best way to get through to a person opposing your views.

While discussion in hopes of no war exist, war is already being planned

within the rights of an individual's mind. In the Killer Angels supplement, the

beautiful depiction of the war grounds is harshly interrupted by the grim

commencement of the fighting. These men, through their devotion to their

country, were proud to stay either until they died, or until the fighting had

ceased. Many references to God are made in this Second Inaugural Address, and

these references are also made in the Killer Angels. The soldiers in the battle

at Gettysburg "thanked God for the honor" of partaking in this event. These men

were dedicated, and devoted their lives and their safety to not only their

country, but their beliefs as well.

The dedicated and devoted soldiers that fought in the Battle of

Gettysburg were not attempting to fight for only their honor. These men were

fighting for their beliefs, and also for the good of others. The memories, and

the impression these memories left, could never possibly be lost from the memory

of these great men, nor the men and women that this great struggle has impacted

and relieved of a immense burden.

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