“The tunnel Federal soldiers dug on Cheatham Hill is still visible,” opened political theorist Bryan W. Brickner, “and war in general continues its flanking movement.”
The Bryan William Brickner Blog is hosting the Ew Publishing summer series, War Cry Heal Union (WCHU). Brickner is the author of several political theory books, to include Article the First of the Bill of Rights (2006) and The Book of the Is (2013). The summer series honors the known and unknown sacrifices of citizenship; today is the 150th anniversary of Cheatham Hill and the 27 June 1864 Civil War battle at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia.
“Cheatham Hill and the US Civil War,” Brickner noted, “are known for their human carnage; today let’s ponder this question: Why were citizens from Illinois, Indiana and Ohio assaulting Tennesseans on a Georgia hilltop on 27 June 1864? Or, what part of our Constitution failed: Madison’s theory of representing We the People according to our numbers or the lack thereof?”
In Angles: 1864 Civil War Unrepresented and Cheatham Hill, new on the Bryan William Brickner Blog, the unrepresented citizen-soldiers on both sides of the lines are discussed using the term The Unrepresented. In particular, the essay highlights the Illinois Monument on Cheatham Hill and its dedication a century ago today.
“The day after the monument dedication, 28 June 1914,” Brickner continued, “the heir to the Austrian throne is assassinated by an unrepresented subject of the empire; this singular event, seemingly a world away from Marietta and Cheatham Hill, would lead the European Empires into World War I ~ a war that would soon touch Georgia and all the other states in the Union.”
“Perhaps stated in terms of We the People of Europe,” closed Brickner, “World War I, like our Civil War, was caused by a failure to represent, that is account for, The Unrepresented.”
Brickner has a 1997 political science doctorate from Purdue University and is the author of several political theory books, to include The Promise Keepers (1999), Article the first of the Bill of Rights (2006), and The Book of the Is (2013). The Bryan William Brickner blog is a collection of published works and press coverage and an ongoing resource for the political science of constitutions and the biological science of receptors.
The War Cry Heal Union series continues tomorrow (28 June) with the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I ~ Empires Crumble and Others Build.