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Re: newbe 1869 owner

Posted by Fred on Sunday, 8 January 2017, at 12:25 p.m., in response to Re: newbe 1869 owner, posted by Stephen B. McCartney on Sunday, 8 January 2017, at 12:00 p.m.

Ain't THat the livin truth. Civil War history wasn't even a century old when I was born. There were certainly Civil War veterans and widows still alive. My grandpa told me of the countless numbers of men living during his younger days who were amputee's from that war. Gramps ( born in 1896) even remembered an old man in his Eighties who worked for the MO Pacific R.R. whose right hand had three fingers missing from a Mexican musket ball that had struck his musket stock on its wrist during the Mexican American war of 1846-1848. Gramps also remembers the two brothers, Frank and Jack Harris, who told him accounts of what they experienced during the killimg at the Wounded Knee mission. They'd both joined the Army to naively seek revenge for Custer. Dumb kids.


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