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John Burns - Gettysburg Veteran and Beekeeper

Posted by Eva Andrews on

Happy 4th of July. Thank you to Historical Honeybee Articles - Beekeeping History for this fine, informative article and video on John Burns of Gettysburg (Veteran and Beekeeper). Enjoy! On July 1, 1863 - the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863, Beekeeper. John Burns, at 69 years of age took up his flintlock musket and powder horn and walked out to the scene of the fighting that morning. He was wounded, but would suvive to become a national celebrity. On November 19, 1863 -President Abraham Lincoln, gave one of the best-known speeches in American history. via: Historical Honeybee...

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