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 Posted: Fri Jun 22nd, 2007 03:35 pm
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Steven Cone wrote:

I have always wondered about  those (not necessary a leg)  that lost limbs and returned to their ranks.  What drove them to continue on in the ranks and in life.

I have always wondered what gave them  the strength to go on.was it love of  country  or life;  Did they have a death wish ? Did they think they  had something to prove by being a amputee? 



Ewell and Hood are professional soldiers. As general officers, they return to work after recuperating.

Injured enlisted men are invalided home once they're missing a limb or an eye - not sure about fingers...

Sickles, not a professional soldier, figures he's given enough, plus he's not really wanted by many, anyhow ;)

 

 

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