That was Union General John Sedgewick. He was observing Confederate positions across the Rapahannock river, near Fredricksburg.safewalrus said:My favourite -
During the American Civil War there was, a one of the many of the battles, a lot of sporodic sniping going on from frontline troops. A Confederate General (I think) was watching this from a hill, his chief of staff (had to be a bloody chief didn't it) suggested that they were to far forward and were in risk of being shot (see what I mean about chiefs) to which this worthy replied
"nonsense they couldn't hit a thing at this dist............."
Well I like it - a sensible general!
Or maybe it jsut changes for that person?XROEW said:There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
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