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|Swedish to English translations [Non-PRO]|
|Swedish term or phrase: En Minnesteckning William McKinleys Lif Var Martyr-President|
|It is the title of a book|
A mental note...
A mental note; William MCKinley's life was a martyr president.
A mental note = En minnesteckning
...Lif var martys president = life was martyr president
"Lif" is the old Swedish spelling of "Liv" = Life
President William McKinley, the last of the Civil War veterans to reach the White House and the only one who served in the ranks. McKinley enlisted as a private in the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry (later commanded by another future president, Rutherford B. Hayes) and was the regiment’s commissary sergeant when his bravery at the Battle of Antietam led to a commission and an assignment to Hayes’s military staff.
McKinley regarded the end of slavery as the significant outcome of the war and valued the contributions of the black soldiers in the Union army. After the war, as a young lawyer and congressman, he defended the rights of freedmen and did so long after others had tired of the cause. He also reached out to former Confederate soldiers in an effort to help restore unity to a divided country.
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