This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. ~~William Shakespeare, Richard III

Thursday, September 17, 2009

This Day in History...

September 17, 1862 - Beginning in the morning, Confederate and Union forces met near Antietam Creek in Maryland. This battle became the bloodiest one day battle in American military history. Over 4,000 were killed and Lee had to retreat.

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