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 Posted: Mon Aug 13th, 2007 04:44 pm
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Grumpy Geezer

Joined: Thu Sep 1st, 2005
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Pvt. -

I'm up at that time every day (including weekends). If I oversleep till 4:00am I feel guilty all day. I blame the military.

As for the subject litter, I don't think it's in Gettysburg now, and not at all sure it ever has been. I believe the work's being done at the Harper's Ferry Conservation facility. My gripe is that it's going to end up at Gettysburg.

You are correct, Lexington would be the perfect place - either his home, the VMI Museum, or the MOC if it ends up there. Any battlefield he stepped foot on would be more appropriate. There's also a great museum along Rt. 81 in the middle of the Shenandoah. Think it's called the Hall of Valor which would be great. I assume since the stretcher is NPS property however that it would go to an NPS facility.

What bothers me is that the Civil War can be hard enough to teach. Now we have to show kids Stonewall's stretcher at GB while explaining to them that Jackson was never in GB. Ridiculous. And no, I don't know why I'm all bent out of shape over this, but it really hit a nerve :X

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