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Colonel Chamberlain

February 24th, 2014 by G.

The proud young valor that rose above the mortal, and then at last was mortal after all…

I thought about the 20th Maine when I read about the men at Maidan Square sprinting into shotgun and sniper fire.

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February 24th, 2014 16:46:53
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Yet Another John
February 24, 2014

In the same book mentioned here, there is a nother quote of Colonel Chamberlain given in remarks at Gettysburg years after the battle:

“In great deeds, something abides. On great fields, something stays. Forms change and pass; bodies disappear, but spirits linger, to consecrate the ground for the vision place of souls. And reverent men and women from afar, and generations that know us not and that we know not of, heart-drawn to see where and by whom great things were suffered and done for them, shall come to this deathless field, to ponder and dream; and lo! the shadow of a mighty presence shall wrap them in its bosom, and the power of the vision shall pass into their souls.”

When I first read it I thought of the reverence Momons hold for sites like Carthage and Martin’s Cove and how we visit those and other sacred areas and likewise hope “the power of the vision” shall pass into our souls.

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