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Letter: A date to remember?

Robert S. Pingree is right to point out the relative dearth of journalistic coverage of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (Sunday Monitor letter, April 6), although former editor Mike Pride has certainly done his part. But Pingree is slightly off when he places Lee’s surrender and Lincoln’s assassination in 1864. They actually took place in 1865, so we have a full year to plan for the “recognition of these events” that Pingree calls for.


New London

Legacy Comments1

...z-z-z-z-z-z-z... And whither Robert Pingree for his capital crime of making this typo? Well, as we breathe, he's jammed into an Andersonville Prison bound rail car, with the rest of the human cattle. Let scurvy and dysentery be his lot...unless he steps one inch over the Dead Line, where a 12-year-old Georgia State Militia guard is waiting to trade in Bob's soul for a 30-day furlough. Oh, I bet Mr Pingree wished he was never born for his egregious error. Poor Bob.

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