I'm pretty sure I've read of reports of ramrods being stuck in the barricades of opposing forces in the Civil War. I've never studied the subject though.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.