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Posts tagged: Civil War

Perils of going to heaviest coat too soon

Well, I suppose they are obvious.

Assuming one has multiple winter coats from which to choose, breaking out the warmest one too early deprives the wearer of the comforting knowledge that when it gets really cold, reinforcements will be ready.

Going full-parka before Thanksgiving is like Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg.

What’s it like to grow up back East?

Well, I'll tell you.

One of the first places I ever bought beer was a small store called Stannard's, named after a Vermont general who played a not insignificant role in the final day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

www.vermontcivilwar.org

Your link to Battle of Gettysburg

Did anyone in your family tree take part in that pivotal clash?

If you are going to claim to be related to Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, please present some evidence.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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