One of those spooky things from history....

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  1. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Los Angeles, late 1800s. A young man, about 5 years old. Active kid- loved horses, hated reading.
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    His folks were originally from Virginia- had an older friend that would visit and stay with them. A veteran of the American Civil War, he often told the youngster stories of cavalry raids and dashing exploits from the war. Youngster was fascinated with the stories.
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    Sorry- you don't recognize them? Well, just an old soldier telling war stories to a 5 year old.
    The old soldier? John Singleton Mosby- the Gray Ghost- commander of the 43rd Virginia Cavalry.
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    The little boy that listened to those stories of guerilla raids and cavalry attacks?
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    George S. Patton.
     
  2. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Didnt Mosby threaten to hang 10 Yankees because they indeeded to hang 5 oh his own or something?
     
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  3. Sniper03

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    C-3 WOW! Thanks for sharing this!

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  4. c3shooter

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  5. xring3

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    Interesting story. Didn’t know of it before.
     
  6. dango

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    Gucci would be proud .......!
     
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  7. locutus

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    Riding a Raid
    Tennessee Ernie Ford
    Tis old Stonewall the rebel that leans on his sword
    And while we we are mounting prays low to the Lord
    Now each cavalier who lover honor and right
    Let him follow the feather of Stuart tonight
    Come tighten your girth and slacken your reigns
    Come buckle your blanket and holster again
    By the click of the trigger and balance your blade
    For he must ride sure that goes riding a raid
    Galloping galloping galloping galloping
    Tighten your girth, slacken your reigns
    Galloping galloping galloping galloping
    Buckle your blanket and holster again
    Then gallop, now gallop to swim or to ford
    Old Stonewalls still watching, prays low to the lows
    Goodbye dear old rebel, the rivers not wide
    And Maryland's lights in her window to guide
    Come tighten your girth and slacken your…







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