"Peculiarly distinguished among the advance guard, where all were distinguished, must be recorded . . . Private J. W. Brown, of Company F, First Georgia Regiment, who, upon hearing the order to fall back, exclaimed, 'I will give them one more shot before I leave,' and while ramming down his twenty-ninth cartridge fell dead at his post." - General Henry R. Jackson in his report of the Battle of Greenbrier River.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Oil Spill Response

By now, everyone knows about the disaster of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  My family's prayers go out to everyone affected by this terrible ordeal.  Pensacola, site of Forts Pickens and Barrancas, is beginning to see the first effects as tarballs begin to wash up on the pristine beaches.  Gulf Islands National Seashore, which oversees the forts, has set up a link on their website advising of the National Park Service's efforts to protect these treasures.  Clicking on the Park Service logo on the left column will open this link.  May all the treasures of the area, both historical and natural, be spared from this looming catastrophe.

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