Wednesday, October 23, 2013

How Not to Cross a Bridge-- Part 2

The "Green County Volunteers" arrived in Fond du Lac on June 14, 1861, eager to show off their already-learned military prowess and show off for the locals. //// Colonel Hamilton reported that when the group entered the city they crossed a wooden bridge "in a perfect step." Unfortunately, that much weight and in step like that proved too much for that bridge and its sidewalk broke and several men were thrown into the water. //// One of them, William Carter "struck upon a saw log and was considerably injured. Thus was learned the military rule to march over bridges at route step." //// Some Things You Learn the Hard Way. --Old Secesh

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