THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: When Duty Called, They Came

The Presidency

In his mind he marched with Pickett and Pettigrew in the masses of the main charge across the rolling fields and up to the stone fence and over, where the Confederacy reached its high-water mark. He stood in his imagination for a moment with the few troops who had breached the Union line, his heart working to grasp the commotion and the meaning of those terrible days 115 years ago at Gettysburg.

Jimmy Carter, Southerner, President, last week stalked the ridges and swells of Civil War tragedy, fascinated, brooding. And in his mind,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!