Marking the 150th anniversary of the US Civil War battle Peachtree Creek, the Ew Publishing summer series War Cry Heal Union (WCHU) honors several soldiers unknown; specifically, the essay notes the meeting between New Yorker Dennis Buckley and Mississippian Van de Graaff.
Hosted on the Bryan William Brickner Blog, the fifth installment of the WCHU series, Civil War: Battle Flags, Medals of Honor and Soldiers Unknown, looks at the deadly confrontation in the defense of Atlanta, 20 July 1864, Peachtree Creek.
“Today’s essay,” opened Bryan W. Brickner, “is about the moment two citizen-soldiers, one Federal and one Confederate, meet for the first (and last) time.”
“It was hand-to-hand combat,” continued Brickner, “and not a civil handshake.”
“Representing our citizens in a new constitutional House,” Brickner said in closing, “is something We the People can look forward to; while doing so, let’s look back as well (in order to heal) and think again of the Unrepresented citizen-soldiers who fought that war … for all of us.”
Brickner has a 1997 political science doctorate from Purdue University and is the author of several political theory books, to include The Promise Keepers: Politics and Promises (1999), Article the first of the Bill of Rights (2006), and The Book of the Is: A book on bridges (2013). The Bryan William Brickner Blog is an ongoing resource for the political science of constitutions and the biological science of receptors.
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