Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Forth of July

this Forth of July across the world Americans celebrate another anniversary of the famous Independence War and birth of the Nation - happy birthday Respublica!

And just yesterday was another anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg, the turning point of the long and bloody Civil War.
Aside from the artillery and infantry struggle the cavalry battle was fought between the great American chevaliers  - Jeb Stuart and George Custer, (there were more great cavalrymen than these two, but they are the most recognizable) and this time Custer charging with 1st Michigan Brigade won
Gettysburg Cyclorama painted by a French artist Paul Philippoteaux, shows the famous Pickett Charge... Wikimedia Commons has some images from the painting

Battle reenactment is very strong and I hope it will stay this way.

Also, in the Polish history we just had the anniversary of the battle of Beresteczko AD 1651, fought during the civil war(Chmielnicki Rebellion) in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and it is one of the greatest battles in the world history. Radoslaw Sikora wrote an interesting article about the numbers in this engagement

Don Troiani painted many fabulous paintings showing the Civil War battles, soldiers and horses -


Dario T. W. said...

meantime in the EU - Freedom of Panorama in Europe in 2015

Dario T. W. said...

Dario T. W. said...

big fan of Copyleft