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Although General Lee broke up from Fredericksburg on the 3d of June, it was not till the 24th that the main body of his army entered Maryland.
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And now the momentous day, a day to be forever remembered in the annals of the country, arrived. Early in the morning on the 1st of July the conflict began.
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But the duty to which you have called me must be performed; - grant me, I pray you, your indulgence and your sympathy.
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But the hour is coming and now is, when the power of the leaders of the Rebellion to delude and inflame must cease.
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Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
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For consider, my friends, what would have been the consequences to the country, to yourselves, and to all you hold dear, if those who sleep beneath our feet, and their gallant comrades who survive to serve their country on other fields of danger, had failed in their duty on those memorable days.
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General Reynolds immediately found himself engaged with a force which greatly outnumbered his own, and had scarcely made his dispositions for the action when he fell, mortally wounded, at the head of his advance.
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God bless the Union; - it is dearer to us for the blood of brave men which has been shed in its defence.
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I feel, as never before, how justly, from the dawn of history to the present time, men have paid the homage of their gratitude and admiration to the memory of those who nobly sacrifice their lives, that their fellow-men may live in safety and in honor.
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I should be glad, if I could flatter myself that I came as near the central idea of the occasion in two hours, as you did in two minutes.
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I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
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In conformity with these designs on the city of Washington, and notwithstanding the disastrous results of the invasion of 1862, it was determined by the Rebel government last summer to resume the offensive in that direction.
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In Italy, on the breaking up of the Roman Empire, society might be said to be resolved into its original elements, - into hostile atoms, whose only movement was that of mutual repulsion.
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In order that we may comprehend, to their full extent, our obligations to the martyrs and surviving heroes of the Army of the Potomac, let us contemplate for a few moments the train of events which culminated in the battles of the first days of July.
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In this critical and anxious state of affairs General Hooker was relieved, and General Meade was summoned to the chief command of the army.
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It was appointed by law in Athens, that the obsequies of the citizens who fell in battle should be performed at the public expense, and in the most honorable manner.
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Let a nation's fervent thanks make some amends for the toils and sufferings of those who survive.
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Not a moment had been lost by General Hooker in the pursuit of Lee.
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That a great battle must soon be fought no one could doubt; but, in the apparent and perhaps real absence of plan on the part of Lee, it was impossible to foretell the precise scene of the encounter.
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The heart of the People, North and South, is for the Union.
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The people of the South are not going to wage an eternal war for the wretched pretexts by which this rebellion is sought to be justified.
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There is no sanctuary of virtue like home.
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There were speeches made in Congress in the very last session before the outbreak of the Rebellion, so ferocious as to show that their authors were under the influence of a real frenzy.
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