Thursday, January 12, 2012

Regarding "rising tensions in the Gulf"

Pearl of wisdom from a Union private crossing the Rappahannock into Fredericksburg, December 1862:

Shit! They want us to get in. Getting out won't be quite so smart and easy. You'll see.

Apparently Shelby Foote's The Civil War: A Narrative hasn't worked its way into US naval doctrine yet.
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