On the anniversary of President Lincoln’s 1863 Gettysburg Address, a volunteer in period dress lights luminarias. The candles illuminate markers commemorating soldiers killed at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Charles Martel "The Hammer" (688-741) King of the Franks. [Statue at the Chateau de Versailles]. Martel's victory at the Battle of Tours ended the advance of the Moors into Europe. Upon his death the kingdom was divided between his sons Carloman and Pepin, the father of Charlemagne. [37th generation grandfather]
The Victor of Tours: Charles Martel: The Battle of Tours, by Charles de Steuben, 1837; We all need to know who " Charles Martel " was and what he did for or to us ( Born August 23, 686 ) he was the son of Pippin the Middle and his mistress Alpaida.
(Pennsylvania Memorial - one of the state monuments at Gettysburg Battlefield). Gettysburg Battlefield is the area of the July 1-3, 1863 military engagements of the Battle of Gettysburg within and around the borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
The Battle of Tours (often called the Battle of Poitiers, but not to be confused with the Battle of Poitiers, 1356) was fought on October 10, 732 between forces under the Frankish leader Charles Martel and a massive invading Islamic army led by Emir Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi Abd al Rahman, near the city of Tours, France.