I enjoyed a pleasant surprise in late June soon 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 whilst fighting in bloody Chickamauga solely due to the fact he hated slavery so badly.
Basically, Basic Heg was an immigrant from Norway who gave his heart to the persons of Wisconsin early on. He was a essential 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 speedily evolved into the epitome of “The American Dream” ahead of 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 numerous other states.
(My stories are picked up every single day by Google, Yahoo, Bing, and other Net search engines.) I was shown there is a dazzling interest in our nation’s most significant travesty, and my dear buddy Judge Tom Greenholtz even provided to take me to the battlefield so he could show me a monument committed to Basic Heg, who was killed on Sept. 19, 1863. It is a ten-foot pyramid produced 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 Definitely Occurred AT CHICKAMAUGA
What you want to know – as nicely as every single 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 indicates 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 component in the presentations.
The applications will be accessible on the park’s web-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 single day, but the highlight will be two 45-minute sessions every single day held by park Historian Jim Ogden at ten a.m. and at two p.m.
Jim will describe precisely what thousands of historians agree truly occurred on every single corresponding day 157 years ago. Just as superior, Jim and other scholars will field reside query-and-answer sessions soon after every single 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 chch_information and [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, youngsters are invited to participate with a ranger in hands-on activities presented each day at noon. These activities will be administered by way 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 component of the county – about 21 miles west of Atlanta – when, according to WSB-Atlanta, she discovered the difficult way that you ought to constantly make certain your automobile door is closed ahead of knocking on someone’s door.
According to the station’s web-site: “The Douglas County Sheriff’s Workplace posted physique cam video to its Facebook web page of a deputy stopping at someone’s dwelling. The video shows the deputy stroll up to a residence 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 automobile, she opens the passenger side door to come across a goat inside, consuming a bunch of the deputy’s paperwork that was left on the patrol automobile 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 various attempts to coax the goat out (and a couple of far more curse words) – the goat lastly hopped out of the deputy’s automobile.”
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 each day, 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 small embarrassed. Sooner or later she was in a position to get back into her cruiser and drive off, this soon after the goat produced a hasty escape soon after a yummy snack.