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Old December 25, 2007, 11:08 AM   #245
4V50 Gary
Join Date: November 2, 1998
Location: Colorado
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No Fishing

First Federal attempt to regulate fishing was during the Civil War.

Monday-Tuesday, May 25-26, 1863, Camp near Fredericksburg. We were told that Gen. Hooker requested General Lee to stop our men from fishing (seining) in the river. No doubt Hooker thinks the fish are Yankee and objects to their being caught by Southerners. Or perhaps he sympathizes with the fish. No, actually, he objects to the "communication" fishing brings between his troops and ours. Apparently he has some secrets (such as what he is going to do next) that he wants to keep from us.
Vigilantibus et non dormientibus jura subveniunt. Molon Labe!
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