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 Posted: Fri Jun 15th, 2007 12:55 am
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There's always Richard Ewell on July 3 at Gettysburg, where he told an aide that he had just been hit by a Yankee sharpshooter.
'Where?" asked the aide.
"Here," replied Ewell, pointing to his wooden leg. "I'll trouble you to hand me my other leg."

And, of course, Ewell again, talking to Gordon about Old Baldy's prosthesis. "Suppose that ball had struck you?" Ewell said. "We would have had the trouble of carrying you off the field, sir. You see how much better fixed for a fight I am than you are. It don't hurt a bit to be shot in a wooden leg."

Too much laudnum maybe?

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