U.S. Department of Agriculture bans words related to climate change.
The Dead Toreador, by Édouard Manet, c. 1864. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Volume VI, Number 4 | fall 2013
A Gettysburg resident, F. W. Biesecker, won the contract in 1863 to bury the Union dead, at the rate of $1.59 per corpse, in the town’s recently dedicated national cemetery. After the war, between 1865 and 1870, there were large-scale efforts to rebury all Union soldiers in national cemeteries; to separate them from Confederate corpses, workers assessed jacket color, shoe make, and cotton-underwear quality.
Is this dying? Is this all? Is this all that I feared when I prayed against a hard death? Oh, I can bear this! I can bear it!- Cotton Mather, 1728
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