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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 Excerpt: ...with the coat-of-arms of this State, also the corps badge. On the east side a tablet records the casualties during the action. The monument is about twelve feet in height, and nobly reflects upon the generosity of the State of New York. Col. Wiedrich having formed the veterans in line on the east of the monument facing the west, the ceremonies of the occasion were opened by the following address by Cyrus K. Remington: Friends And Comrades: We assemble here to-day from distant portions of this great country to dedicate the monument erected by a generous State to the memory of those who contended for a grand principle. The silent witnesses which we behold around us rest upon the places cemented by the life-blood of nearly a thousand of the sons of the Empire State, and more than twenty thousand in addition from other loyal States of the Union tell eloquently of the gratitude of a re-united people and of the obligations due from them to true heroism. Here to-day, in the name of freedom and equality, we give thanks for the inestimable privileges enjoyed by us as a Nation. Comrades, twenty-six years ago you stood upon this hill, this very spot, to repel an enemy who was seeking to destroy this Union--brother against brother, a fratricidal contest. Those who yielded up their lives rest peacefully here. Well may we envy them their glory, for it is imperishable, and their memory shall be held in grateful remembrance. No Caesar returning from his conquests could have vied with you, for in after years the Nation will say of you: "He was at Gettysburg," and your badges will become more honored and cherished as the years roll by. Comrades, I have an interest in this victorious army. My only brother was the Adjutant of the Third Michigan Infantry, and in that ...
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