Friday, October 7, 2016

North Carolina in the Civil War-- Part 3: "Put It On Your Heels To Make You Stick Better in the Next Fight"

After finding out that Jeff Davis had bought up all the tar, the other regiment then asked, "How's that, what's he going to do with it?"

The Carolinians replied,  "He's gonna put it on your heels on the next fight."

When General Lee heard the story, he remarked,  "God bless the Tar Heel boys."

The nickname stuck.

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