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 Posted: Fri Sep 5th, 2008 10:22 pm
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Sickles getting his leg blown off probably saved him a courts martial.

The guy wasn't even a soldier. He got his commission due to having friends in high places in Washington. Its not like he went to West Point, or served in Mexico.

His being where he shouldn't have been did cause confusion for the confederates, but I don't think the 'blind squirrel finding an acorn' theory absolves him in the least.

I don't think there's even a question of whether or not he was 'right.'

In my mind, he couldn't have been wronger.

 

Last edited on Fri Sep 5th, 2008 10:26 pm by martymtg

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