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Old 06-14-2012, 06:26 AM
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RBM,wow!,thank you very much.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:05 AM
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As a young boy I was adopted by my Grandfather who was in the Army. He forbade me to join the military. He died in the 1830's leaving me a fortune of 100 million dollars or more. I soon joined the military or purchased a Lt. commission and fought Mexicans, who shot off my arm. At Civil War I was soon a Union Gen who rallied my men with reins in my teeth and saber in my good arm. At Chantilly I rode into a large body of Rebel infantry, refused to surrender and hugged my horse low and attempted a getaway...took many shots to the back and one bullseye that came in low/middle and exited the head. If he surrendered he would have been exchanged in 6 months or less.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:53 AM
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As a young boy I was adopted by my Grandfather who was in the Army. He forbade me to join the military. He died in the 1830's leaving me a fortune of 100 million dollars or more. I soon joined the military or purchased a Lt. commission and fought Mexicans, who shot off my arm. At Civil War I was soon a Union Gen who rallied my men with reins in my teeth and saber in my good arm. At Chantilly I rode into a large body of Rebel infantry, refused to surrender and hugged my horse low and attempted a getaway...took many shots to the back and one bullseye that came in low/middle and exited the head. If he surrendered he would have been exchanged in 6 months or less.
You are Major General Phillip Kearney.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:42 PM
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yep Gen. Kearney it is.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:08 PM
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I personally led my men with sword in hand through some serious fire to route the yanks out of their strong defensive position at Boatswain's Creek in the 7 Days , my boys captured 22 yankee cannons previuosly hub to hub and spitting out death. .
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I once said the Etowah was the Rubicon of Ga.
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I personally led my men with sword in hand through some serious fire to route the yanks out of their strong defensive position at Boatswain's Creek in the 7 Days , my boys captured 22 yankee cannons previuosly hub to hub and spitting out death. .
I am reading a book about these battles now, but havent got to that part yet..... It sure sounds like that old Ga General J.B. Gordon to me.
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I once said the Etowah was the Rubicon of Ga.
I have read several books about the rascal who made that statement.

It was that villian WT Sherman (had to spit to get the taste of that name out of my mouth)
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I am reading a book about these battles now, but havent got to that part yet..... It sure sounds like that old Ga General J.B. Gordon to me.
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Hood made his reputation there.
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I have read several books about the rascal who made that statement.

It was that villian WT Sherman (had to spit to get the taste of that name out of my mouth)
OK, Jim got the answer on the Hood question. Was I right with Sherman making the statement about the Etowah ?
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:29 PM
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yes sir, Sherman called the Etowah the Rubicon of Ga.

Yes Justus ,JB Hood led his troops personally into a hornets nest and dislodged a strong Federal force from a tough defensive position.
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I claim to have fired 120 shots in one day and that I hit a man with almost every shot.......who am I
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Co Aytch...Sam Watkins of TN.

I live near that spot. Too many dead yanks became a human abatis that day and kept the good guys position from being over run.
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Co Aytch...Sam Watkins of TN.

I live near that spot. Too many dead yanks became a human abatis that day and kept the good guys position from being over run.
Indeed it was Sam Watkins. In my reading of Company Aytch it seemed to me that Mr. Watkins may have embellished himself a tad in his memories of the war, but it was almost 20 years after the war when he wrote that book.

Our SCV group is doing a field trip to the Dead Angle next month. A historian is giving a 2 hour walking tour of the Cheatham Hill area.
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I claim to have fired 120 shots in one day and that I hit a man with almost every shot.......who am I
I had to get working early this morning so I missed my chance to say:

You sir are a braggart and, most probably, a liar to boot.
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Indeed it was Sam Watkins. In my reading of Company Aytch it seemed to me that Mr. Watkins may have embellished himself a tad in his memories of the war, but it was almost 20 years after the war when he wrote that book.

Our SCV group is doing a field trip to the Dead Angle next month. A historian is giving a 2 hour walking tour of the Cheatham Hill area.
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I had to get working early this morning so I missed my chance to say:

You sir are a braggart and, most probably, a liar to boot.
Jim it would appear we are in agreement on some of the statements in that book. One I found to be quite amusing was where he stated that he walked right up the General Hood and got his wounded leave after one of the Tennesse battles. I kinda doubt General Hood was in the mode of issuing leaves .
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:28 PM
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But near the end Hood was a train wreck emotionally, so he might have signed Sam's request.

I like Sam's recollection of the yella hammer alabamer flicker flicker flicker story..Bama soldiers turned and ran one battle and had to walk past the other Southern troops afterward and were taunted mercilessly with hundreds of flicker flicker flickers...
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A great book for it's perspective. Most were written with a view from the top down, this with a view from the bottom up. Sam did allow himself quite a bit of poetic license on occasion.
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What southern city was under seige during the wbts and had been seiged in an earlier war??
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Charleston comes to mind..
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Charleston comes to mind..
Not Charleston.
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New Orleans?
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New Orleans?
No, not New Orleans or Charleston.

Hint, This city was under siege 81 years before this.
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Savannah.
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