Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Some More On Drilling-- Part 3: "One Must Get Accustomed To It"
** We shall all learn to like it in time ... but like olives, tobacco and some other luxuries, one must get accustomed to it to really enjoy it."
George G. Benedict, 12th Vermont Infantry to his hometown newspaper, September 28, 1862.
** "Every amateur officer had his own pet system of tactics, and the effect of the incongruous teachings, when brought out in battalion drill, closely resembled that of the music of Mr. Bob Sawyer's party, where each guest sang the chorus to the tune he knew best."
Confederate soldier George C. Eggleston, in his memoirs.
-- Old Drillcesh