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Lincoln was re elected with 55 percent of the vote but with 78 percent of the soldier vote, canada goose coats Jonathan W. White, an American studies professor at Christopher Canada Goose Coats On Sale Newport University, wrote in article canada goose uk black friday for The New York Times on the 150th anniversary of that election.

canadian goose jacket Blaikie Hines, 68, of Thomaston manned the United States Christian Commission tent where the Soudas learned of how much Mainers contributed to the war effort. The organization was founded in 1861 in New York City by national leaders in the Young Men’s Christian canada goose uk outlet Association. canadian goose jacket

canada goose black friday sale Hines became interested in Civil War history when he was a teenager and attended the Centennial of the Battle of Gettysburg with his father cheap canada goose uk and grandfather 1963. canada goose black friday sale

Canada Goose online “My grandfather was a Lutheran minister,” he said. “He graduated in 1905 so he knew veterans and told stories they had told him about the battles. When you can make history personal, it really comes alive.” Canada Goose online

The general aim of the commission was promote the spiritual and temporal welfare of the soldiers in the Army and the sailors in the Navy, in cooperation with the chaplains, according to information posted on the website of the commission’s northwest branch.

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canada goose During its four years of operation, the commission sent nearly 5,000 canada goose unarmed agents into the field, distributed 95,000 packages, which included nearly 1.5 million Bibles or books of Scripture, 1 million hymnals and more than 39 million pages of religious tracts, the uk canada goose outlet website said. It’s estimated the money raised for the commission’s work was about $6.2 canada goose clearance million. canada goose

canada goose store This was the second Canada Goose sale year that the Canada Goose Parka Bangor Historical Society has sponsored the Civil War re enactment. canada goose store

“We love this event,” Executive Director Melissa Gerety said in announcing the two day program. “It’s a way for the community to get an up close look at what life was like for soldiers who served in the Civil War and to learn a bit more about the roles Mainers had in it.”

canada goose clearance Gerety said Sunday that twice as many people participated as re enactors this year and there were twice as many visitors to the camp than last year. Canada Goose Outlet An event buy canada goose jacket cheap Saturday night on the Bangor Waterfront featuring Wood as Lincoln was sold out canada goose clearance.

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