At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia, and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth...could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years... If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide. --Abraham Lincoln
Russ and Levi headed over to the Civil War Battle and Encampment Re-enactment today. The weather was slightly drizzly today, but Russ thought it made the re-enactment more realistic. Levi and I will have to do some reading this week to enhance the visuals he acquired this afternoon.
The Northwest Civil War Council has information about their events and membership at their website.