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Old December 2, 2008, 10:57 PM   #314
4V50 Gary
Join Date: November 2, 1998
Location: Colorado
Posts: 19,298
Don't spit or d*mn the muzzle control.

"While at Winchester, W. Virginia, in the summer of 1862, Coporal John Morris, of Company D was placed in command of the squad who fired the morning and evening gun from the large fort. The women of the town especially were very bitter in their hostility towards the Union soldiers. Exhibitions of this hostility were manifested in their attempts to spit upon the soldiers from the windows of the houses, or when passing them on the streets. Corporal Morris noticing this, fired a solid shot through the town, which, in its travels, passed entirely through a brick house, tearing to pieces a bedstead which had been but a few minutes before vacated by its occupants of the night before."

He must have been one angry fellow.
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