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 Posted: Wed Jul 12th, 2006 04:02 pm
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William Posey

Joined: Thu Jun 15th, 2006
Location: Tennessee USA
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These ladies were not soldiers in any formal sense. All their men were gone to war and many had just been killed, wounded or captured by Sherman's troops at a fort some distance away. There was no one to protect them, so they protected themselves. This was pure desperation and they succeeded without firing a shot or plunging a pitchfork into a single horse's belly.

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