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... of how hot it is.
That night, our group went to a flamenco show/dinner in Madrid. This experience was incredible. Flamenco dancing/singing is from the south of Spain, but they put on shows in Madrid for tourists. This type of music has HUGE Arabic influence; it is so obvious when you listen to their singing. I knew this because of the culture of Spain class I had taken at WVU previously- Spain is a huge melting pot of different cultures, ...
... camps, the sheer number of men fighting and the loss of life in just the Gettysburg fight of three days, not to mention the 4 year fight.
The battle at Seminary Ridge took place on the first day of fighting, July 1, 1863. On this building is a cupola in which General Buford utilized to look out over the nearby fields to help in directing his ...
... I mentioned, the monuments each have a different shape (5) to denote what happened at that exact spot. They are Confederate Brigade Markers; Union Brigade Markers; Flank Markers; Battery Tablets; Headquarters Markers; and Corps & Division Markers. They all tell an amazing story as you stand in front reading it and then look out at the area. CHILLS!!
General Robert E. Lee - Graduated next to top ...
Day 323 Day totals: 15 hrs, 37.5 kms
Note: the dates are changed to keep the entries in geographical order
I was a bit hesitant to take such a huge detour just to include Frederick in my Superhike. For one thing, I've been to Frederick twice and don't really feel there's a whole lot more to discover here... for another thing, Frederick is more a part of the Greater Washington/Baltimore metropolis, so it really should be a part of my Megalopolis Superhike, ...
... Maryland went to the North because the North didn't want to lose control of the railway linking the the Atlantic to Pittsburgh where a lot of supplies came from--this was their lifeline. But many of the people here sided with the South"
"So how is this presented in public school education?" I ask
"It depends on the state--I grew up in Texas where the Civil War is taught as the 'War of Northern Aggression'... In Virginia I went to Stonewall Jackson ...
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