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 Posted: Sun Aug 28th, 2011 02:11 pm
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A very good look in the light division is found in the book by Martin Schenck, Up came Hill. On page 130 there is an interesting account of a conversation between A.P. Hill, Maxcy Gregg and William D. Pender, it goes like this. General Pender," Hill would say, "this is good tobacco, Virginia tobacco." You are right, General, Dorsey would reply, "this is good tobacco, but perhaps it comes from the fields of Carolina, where the best is grown." "South Carolina, down around Columbia," Gregg would interject in his deep drawl. If you all are like me you just love finding little things like this it puts a human face on the rough combat soldiers and gives you a look in to their character.  

On a sad note all three of these men would lose their life during the war.

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Last edited on Sun Aug 28th, 2011 02:16 pm by pender

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