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Re: H&R and Springfield carbine comparisons

Posted by Ned on Thursday, 21 May 2015, at 12:16 p.m., in response to Re: H&R and Springfield carbine comparisons, posted by Don Harpold on Wednesday, 20 May 2015, at 11:51 p.m.

Hi Don- His name was Edward Moseley. He graduated from Penn and was commissioned in 1872. He had (30 days!) Civil War service when his volunteer company was called up prior to Antietam. Luckily they weren't actually involved in the battle because they probably would have been slaughtered. He was in the Army of "occupation" in Mobile where he met his wife- she was the daughter of a former Confederate colonel and we always wondered how they got along. As I understand it he possibly served in the Philippines, but mostly was in the West, including Fort Fetterman, WY (known as the armpit of the Army- he must have pissed somebody off) where my Great Uncle Worthington was born, and Fort Sill where my Grandmother told me they saw Geronimo. Finally he was the Surgeon General (assistant maybe?). When he retired from the Army in 1912 he was a colonel, but was promoted to BG for his CW service. The family was close friends with the MacArthurs. His two daughters, one my Grandmother, adored Douglas and maybe should have married him since my Grandfather, a rich Harvard grad, became a drunk and they divorced in the '30's when my Dad was at West Point, but that's another story. The General, his wife and Worthington (died 1922 from appendicitis while on a troop train taking his regiment west) are all buried at the Presidio of San Francisco. The General loved competition shooting. I like to imagine that he had an OM trapdoor although we have no proof that he did. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Thanks for asking! Ned


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