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    "The education of a man is never completed until he dies." Robert E. Lee

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ID:	337492 Nias Island, off Sumatra, early 1900's. 500+ people raise a megalith to a deceased chieftain.
      Rhode Island

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      • Amazing group of photos here, by one photographer, documenting the last indigenous peoples on Earth.

        https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...unities-world/

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        Last edited by CMD; 12-13-2018, 09:14 AM.
        Rhode Island

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          "The education of a man is never completed until he dies." Robert E. Lee

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            My second...no, third...no, fifth...no. One of my hobbies is railfanning, aka the art of standing in one spot for five hours, or racing at death defying speeds trying to catch a special locomotive and screaming at your dysfunctional rail scanner with dead batteries. It's a pain sometimes, but dang! When those massive diesels come roaring by at 50+ miles an hour! They 'bout blow your hat off!

            This is a very cool engine run by Norfolk Southern. It is a training train (no pun) designed to let emergency personnel a hands on look at railroad emergencies and scenarios.

            Here is a link with with a bigger view, and me commenting about the day I took the pic.

            www.railpictures.net/photo/659854/
            "The education of a man is never completed until he dies." Robert E. Lee

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            • Broken Arrow
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              That's a pretty engine. I've lived right next to train tracks my whole life, 35 years, and never got in to the train hobby.

            • 2ndoldman
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              I had to look up railfan and rail scanners Ethan, 🤔 I had no idea that so many people were train fanatics. 🤪

            • Kentucky point
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              You have some great railfan places up in Canada. I should start a topic with my pictures. I have some good stories to go along with them as well.

          • May Your Shoes Walk,Your Heater Heat,Your Oven Cook,Your Eyes see.
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            Merry Christmas Arrowheads.com!
            http://joshinmo.weebly.com

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            • Hoss
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              Mery Christmas Josh

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            Believe it or not, many thousands of 18 and under kids served in the Civil War. Many were 16 or less. Some were ten or younger! I was not one of them...sigh.
            "The education of a man is never completed until he dies." Robert E. Lee

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            • 2ndoldman
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              Rather than sighing Ethan, you should be rejoicing that you were not called upon to serve back then. The conditions were horrific and if you were injured the medical treatment was abysmal at best.

            • Kentucky point
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              Pardon the mental pictures, but they did amputations without anesthesia, and literally piled the appendages in piles outside the field hospitals. The surgical equipment was used on hundreds of people without getting sanitized. It was hades on earth, but they still went. They believed in something. We have advanced medically drastically over the years, but even so, the military is a dangerous and deadly career.


              I think I have a lot of nostalgia about the patriotism back then, and in the second world war. Never was there a time when there was more patriotism, and love for ones country or state or city, then in the revolutionary war, civil war, and second world war. That's what I dream about. I wish we could all be that way without a war. It also gives me something to daydream about during algebra class...sorry Ms. Smith.

          • Bruce , I ageee I just hear the word civil war and picture all of what Etan posted .
            Hey Vietnam war was a draft at 18 my brother got the letter .

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            • JoshinMO
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              Terrible, I hope He made It back as much together as He could be.

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            • One of my great-great grandfathers, John McGovern served in Battery D, 1st RI Light Artillary, in the Civil War. He was killed by a Confederste sniper while crossing the corn field at Antietam in Sept., 1862.

              This is not his battery. But a photo of a light artillary battery in the field. I believe each battery included 6 cannon, in the case of my ancestor's battery, the data says 6 "Napoleons".

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              Rhode Island

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              • 2ndoldman
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                Thanks for sharing your family's history Charlie. Do you have any records of how many members of that company paid the ultimate price for serving?

              • CMD
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                Yes, Bruce. I do have a history of Battery D, written by one of its members in 1897. Don't have the total for the war in front of me. But, for the battle of Antietam, or Sharpsburg, it was 4 killed, 16 wounded, and 2 missing. Plus the loss of 38 horses. Antietam was the bloodiest single day battle in American history.

              • redrocks
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                Cool Charlie

            • Great pics to enjoy our history .

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                50 years ago today, Apollo 8, 1968.
                "The education of a man is never completed until he dies." Robert E. Lee

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                  Searching the fields of Northwest Indiana and Southwestern Michigan

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                    Stagger Lee/ SE Missouri

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                    • Hey Andrew that's funny man
                      SW Connecticut

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