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 Posted: Fri Mar 22nd, 2013 08:29 pm
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Texas Defender

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  Since the subject of Joseph Wheeler was very recently brought up (by me) on another thread, I thought I would relate something that he allegedly said while serving as a U.S. major general in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. When ordering an attack, he allegedly shouted to his men: "Get those damned yankees!"

  If the story is true, then one has to speculate whether it was said by mistake, or on purpose to get an effect. Below is a link that includes that story as part of the larger story of an important day in that war.

Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout: Teddy’s Big Day—But the Buffalo Soldiers Did

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