I enjoyed a pleasant surprise in late June immediately after I wrote a story about some poorly misguided thugs in Madison, Wi., who had just torn down a decapitated statue that had stood at the state capital for years. The story (“Wrong Statue, Morons,” Jun 25, 2020) was in honor of a wonderful Union Army Basic, Hans Christian Heg, who gave his life though fighting in bloody Chickamauga solely mainly because he hated slavery so badly.
Basically, Basic Heg was an immigrant from Norway who gave his heart to the individuals of Wisconsin early on. He was a crucial to prison reform in Wisconsin, quickly to serve as the state’s commissioner. He started as a meager farmer, raising his brothers and sisters single-handedly as he turned his farm into a Dairyland gem, and he promptly evolved into the epitome of “The American Dream” prior to becoming killed along with 60,000 other sons of our United States 157 years ago.
My surprise came in a flood of emails from not only our region but from quite a few other states.
(My stories are picked up every day by Google, Yahoo, Bing, and other World wide web search engines.) I was shown there is a dazzling interest in our nation’s most significant travesty, and my dear pal Judge Tom Greenholtz even provided to take me to the battlefield so he could show me a monument devoted to Basic Heg, who was killed on Sept. 19, 1863. It is a ten-foot pyramid made out of eight-inch naval shells and stands on Viniard Field. (Can you image any thugs who attempt to tear that down?)
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WHAT Genuinely Occurred AT CHICKAMAUGA
What you have to have to know – as nicely as each and every teacher and Civil War buff for miles about – is that subsequent weekend the National Park Service will recognize the 157th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga. Mainly because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 3-day presentation (Sept. 18-20) will be hosted practically. This implies that viewers from complete higher college and college classes, historians from across the United States, and even these conspiracists who doubt it ever occurred, are invited to take aspect in the presentations.
The applications will be obtainable on the park’s site ( www.youtube.com/chchnps ) as nicely as the park’s Facebook web page ( www.facebook.com/chickamauganps )
There will be ranger-led applications scheduled all through every day, but the highlight will be two 45-minute sessions every day held by park Historian Jim Ogden at ten a.m. and at two p.m.
Jim will describe specifically what thousands of historians agree really occurred on every corresponding day 157 years ago. Just as excellent, Jim and other scholars will field reside query-and-answer sessions immediately after every day’s presentations.
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TO Query A CHICKAMAUGA Professional
The National Park Service has 4 methods that anyone’s inquiries can be answered through the virtual presentation:
* — Mail inquiries to 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., 30742 by Wednesday, Sept. 16.
* — E-mail your inquiries to [email protected] by Wednesday, Sept. 16.
* — Direct message your inquiries through the park’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages by Wednesday, Sept. 16.
* — Straight ask your inquiries by watching the “Live” occasion on Facebook or YouTube.
NOTE: Moreover, youngsters are invited to participate with a ranger in hands-on activities presented each day at noon. These activities will be administered by means of the park’s Facebook and YouTube pages as nicely.
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AND NOW, THE DOUGLAS COUNTY GOAT
A Douglas County, Ga. Sheriff’s Deputy was serving some civil paper in a rural aspect of the county – about 21 miles west of Atlanta – when, according to WSB-Atlanta, she discovered the tough way that you must normally make positive your car or truck door is closed prior to knocking on someone’s door.
According to the station’s site: “The Douglas County Sheriff’s Workplace posted physique cam video to its Facebook web page of a deputy stopping at someone’s household. The video shows the deputy stroll up to a home and knock on the front door and then you hear the deputy curse (edited out) mainly because no a single answered the door.
“As the deputy walks back to the car or truck, she opens the passenger side door to locate a goat inside, consuming a bunch of the deputy’s paperwork that was left on the patrol car or truck seat.
“Get out! Go on, get out! Go!” the deputy yelled at the goat, but it just kept consuming the papers. Just after a couple of minutes – and many attempts to coax the goat out (and a couple of much more curse words) – the goat ultimately hopped out of the deputy’s car or truck.”
Of course, the goat was nevertheless consuming some of the deputy’s paperwork and, as the deputy attempted to get them back, the goat got miffed and head-butted the deputy in her knee, sending the officer sprawling. In the Facebook post, the Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned, “The deputy explained that due to the quantity of homes she visits each day, she routinely leaves her vehicle’s door open mainly because she has had to retreat on a quantity of occasions from vicious dogs.”
As for the deputy, she wasn’t hurt at all, just a small embarrassed. Sooner or later she was capable to get back into her cruiser and drive off, this immediately after the goat produced a hasty escape immediately after a yummy snack.