Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Recounting the Civil War Dead, Part 2

The man to the right was once a Confederate soldier. He lost his life at the Battle of Antietam, the Civil War's bloodiest battle.

Was he counted? I sure hope so.

He counted to those he left behind, who looked every day for a letter, and every so often, just looked up the road to see if maybe he was coming home.

He probably counted to a woman other than his mother--he looks like he was young, and handsome once.

Here is a link to an amazing little film. It needs to be updated now, with new numbers for the CW casualty figures.

Paste it in your browser, and watch it. It should be shown every Memorial Day. Do it--!!

It is the least you can do to make sure this man is counted.


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