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 Posted: Wed Jul 12th, 2006 02:24 am
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William Posey

Joined: Thu Jun 15th, 2006
Location: Tennessee USA
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40 trained soldiers, all armed with muskets, would be more effective than 40 housewives, some with muskets and some with pitchforks. Although, the pitchfork is a very effective weapon against cavalry.

Anyway, the officer in charge of the troop was so in awe of the ladies' determination to defend their homes that he agreed to spare the town from burning.

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