Happy New Year

Each time we turn the page on another calendar, we find ourselves one more step removed from the greatest test our nation – “conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that ‘all men are created equal'” – has ever endured. *

Indeed, 150 years removed from the Civil War, we are witness to the fact that “a nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure.”

I wish you continued peace and prosperity in 2014, and invite you to join me in a new thread on this blog.

Tomorrow, we start a story of transcendence and time travel, in what I hope will eventually become a published novel.  Come along; it promises to be an interesting trip!

“We here highly resolve these dead shall not have died in vain; that the nation, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people by the people for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” 

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Lincoln, colorized version of 1865 b/w photo by Alexander Gardner

* all quotes from Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
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About Civil War Reflections

Vernon has been a Civil War buff since childhood, but had been inactive in Civil War history for over two decades. However, in the early 1990s his interest was rekindled after watching Ken Burns’ “Civil War Documentary” on PBS. He particularly became interested in the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg) and decided to learn more about this epic struggle.
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