Little Round Top

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Beginning on July 2, 1863, the Battle of Little Round Top at Gettysburg was a key battle in the Civil War. Confederate troops began an attack to drive northeast up the Emmitsburg Road in the direction of Cemetery Hill, rolling up the Union left flank that morning. Little Round Top was undefended by Union troops at this point. General Sickles, defying direct orders, moved his corps a few hundred yards west to the Emmitsburg Road […]

Chicago by Lake

Chicago Lakefront from Milton Olive Medal of Honor Park

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One of my favorite walks with Gus is down to the Chicago lakefront, ducking under Lake Shore Drive at Ohio Street, and going to Milton Olive Medal of Honor Park. PFC Olive sacrificed his life in 1965 at the age of 18 by smothering a grenade, saving the lives of other soldiers. The park on Lake Michigan was dedicated in Milton Olive’s honor in 1979. Just to the North of the touristy Navy Pier, this park […]

Napoli Panorama

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Taken from the balcony of a 500 year old monastery overlooking Napoli in the foreground, this picture captures thousands of years of history in one 270 degree view. In the foreground sits the ancient town of Napoli. The capital of Campania, Napoli means “new city” but is ironically one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world being founded over 4,000 years ago. Napoli served as the key city in the integration of Greek culture […]