I enjoyed a pleasant surprise in late June right 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 good Union Army Basic, Hans Christian Heg, who gave his life although fighting in bloody Chickamauga solely due to the fact he hated slavery so badly.
Really, Basic Heg was an immigrant from Norway who gave his heart to the persons 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” just before getting 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 each and every day by Google, Yahoo, Bing, and other 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 presented 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 designed 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 want 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. Since of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 3-day presentation (Sept. 18-20) will be hosted practically. This suggests 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 internet 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 each and every day, but the highlight will be two 45-minute sessions each and 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 basically occurred on each and every corresponding day 157 years ago. Just as great, Jim and other scholars will field reside query-and-answer sessions right after each and every day’s presentations.
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TO Query A CHICKAMAUGA Professional
The National Park Service has 4 strategies 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 by means of 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: Also, children are invited to participate with a ranger in hands-on activities presented everyday 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 really hard way that you really should often make confident your auto door is closed just before knocking on someone’s door.
According to the station’s internet site: “The Douglas County Sheriff’s Workplace posted physique cam video to its Facebook web page of a deputy stopping at someone’s house. The video shows the deputy stroll up to a property and knock on the front door and then you hear the deputy curse (edited out) due to the fact no 1 answered the door.
“As the deputy walks back to the auto, she opens the passenger side door to uncover a goat inside, consuming a bunch of the deputy’s paperwork that was left on the patrol auto seat.
“Get out! Go on, get out! Go!” the deputy yelled at the goat, but it just kept consuming the papers. Just after a handful of minutes – and many attempts to coax the goat out (and a handful of much more curse words) – the goat lastly hopped out of the deputy’s auto.”
Of course, the goat was nonetheless 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 stated, “The deputy explained that due to the quantity of homes she visits everyday, she routinely leaves her vehicle’s door open due to the fact 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 tiny embarrassed. Ultimately she was in a position to get back into her cruiser and drive off, this right after the goat produced a hasty escape right after a yummy snack.