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Old August 23, 2009, 10:27 PM   #334
4V50 Gary
Join Date: November 2, 1998
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Why men run from battle is explained.

General James H. Wilson, who commanded a cavalry corps about the end of the war, tells of a story of his once approaching the head of his column, engaged in a noisy skirmish, when he met one of his men hurrying back to the rear, evidently demoralized. He called on him to halt, and commenced calling him hard names, among others, “coward.” The man protested he was not a coward, but insisted that he ‘had lost the confidence in his Colonel,” so at Shiloh, some men lost faith in their Colonels and naturally justified themselves by decrying their commanders.
This closes the book on one of the universe's mystery.
Vigilantibus et non dormientibus jura subveniunt. Molon Labe!
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