More Sunday’s news items, part 2 [Gettysburg & more] – 7/1/2018

On July 1, 1863, according to this weather report, “For its part, the weather was more cooperative at the battle’s start. July 1, the first day fighting began, had a sky covered by cumulostratus clouds all day, according to Rev. Dr. Jacobs’ detailed reports. The breeze was typically southerly at only 2 mph; the afternoon temperature was a comfortable 76 degrees.”

This is from a Columbia news, views & reviews post from last year | TODAY IS THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST DAY OF THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG. John Rentz was wonded on the July 1, 1863. John Rentz was the son of an immigrant.gggfather JRentzGreat-great grandfather John Rentz’s name is on Pennsylvania’s 151st Infantry monument at Gettysburg.

  • On a visit to Gettysburg Battlefield a few years ago, we found our great-great grandfather’s name on the monument. Cousin who is an amazing Civil Way historian provided this information, too. John Rentz: The following is listed: Occupation – Farmer |Eyes – Gray |Hair – Brown |Height – 5’11”. Enlisted 9/25/1862 in Co. G, 151st PA Volunteer Infantry at North Heidelberg Twp., Berks Co.. The 151st PVI was a 9 months regiment nicknamed the ‘school teacher’s regiment’ due to many school teachers from the McAllister Academy being enlisted. He was wounded in action at Gettysburg on McPherson’s Ridge between approximately 2:30 PM and 3:00 PM on 7/1/1863.  According to the records: ‘struck by a ball 7” below the right knee. Sent to Seminary General Hospital in Gettysburg until July 11th. Then transferred to a hospital at Broad & Cherry Sts. in Phila. until the latter part of Sept. and then discharged having lost his discharge of July 28th”.’”

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alpen rose press releaseSOURCE: submitted – Alpenrose

“Police change their mindset after conversations with recovering addicts” – The York Daily Record

Who do you believe? | “North Korea working to conceal key aspects of its nuclear program, U.S. officials say” The Washington Post

Not easy for NIMBYs | “Erasing the stigma associated with opioid addiction”WITF

“How ice cream made America”The Boston Globe

Weaponizing the First Amendment The New York Times

“Amazon’s own delivery vans to hit the street” The Boston Globe

This year | “Charitable contributions are an itemized deduction. If you don’t itemize your deductions, you won’t get the tax break. Congress nearly doubled the standard deduction as part of its tax reform. For married couples, the standard deduction is now $24,000, up from $12,700. The state and local tax deduction was capped at $10,000. As a result, the proportion of taxpayers who will itemize their deductions is expected to drop from about 30% to 10% or less.” – The Los Angeles Times

“The dirty little secret behind ‘clean energy’ wood pellets” The Guardian

 

 

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