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

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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  5. xring3

    xring3 Well-Known Member

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    Interesting story. Didn’t know of it before.