Wednesday’s news items [transparency, Library will reopen; it began today 159 years ago; who is that masked man? & more] – 7/1/2020

Citizen transparency | “Columbia councilwoman says effort to see borough police use of force policy hindered” Lancaster Online

library reopening

Some normalcy | Columbia Public Library will reopen on Monday, July 6.

backpedaling VEEP | First you say you won’t then you will. What are people supposed to believe?NPR

Trump coronavirus goes higher & higher | “Tuesday was the fourth time in a week that the United States posted a new single-day case record.”The New York Times

The really out there RWNJs | “‘Not Your Old-School Aryan Nation Guy’: Army Case Highlights Evolving Threat”NPR

This is from a Columbia news, views & reviews post from 2017 | 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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