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Old July 7, 2008, 08:38 PM   #290
4V50 Gary
Join Date: November 2, 1998
Location: Colorado
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Meet Col. Frank Wolford, 1st Kentucky Cavalry (Union)

Now here's a man we could follow.

We later learned that Morgan with a thousand men had crossed the Cumberland River, and surprised and captured forty pickets of Colonel Wolford's cavalry, a regiment of loyal Kentuckians, and a most remarkable organization it was - very little of army discipline and drill, but mighty good fighters in their own irregular way, and they did good service. Their commander, Colonel Wolford, was a unique character. He did not bother himself about the phraseology of tactics, and furnished lots of fun for us by his way of giving orders, one of which became a sort of a byword. Instead of giving out the proper command, "Prepare to mount! Mount!" he would sing out, "Prepare to git on your critters. Git!"
Vigilantibus et non dormientibus jura subveniunt. Molon Labe!
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