Monday, July 1, 2019

July 1st, 1863


Good morning Brock

Being July 1st some of us are imagining the heat, smells, sights, and sounds that might have enveloped the men of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia on July 1st, 1863.

Try as I might, and it is with considerable effort time and again over these many years, I cannot put myself completely in the place of those men:  Those times with those persuasions and influences cannot be recreated in the mind of a modern man.  But we can try, can't we?  Not as a theater piece and not as some curiosity or quirk, but as an exercise to add perspective to our present place in human behavior, for those things that drove men in 1863 affect the men of today, like it or not.  And from them we can learn something about our motivations, preferences, and choices.

Best to you and yours.


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