Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Photo of the Week

“It was not well to drive men into final corners; 
at those moments they could all develop teeth and claws.”

― Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage


  1. Not only "could develop", but can and do.


  2. Another bit of historical wisdom which we'd do well to remember. Thanks!

  3. That photo is reminiscent of a scene from the battlefield at Pea Ridge, AK---the largest battle west of the Mississippi. Mrs. Crucis and I toured the area a year ago.

  4. 'O, Jesus bless us, he is born with teeth!'

  5. Where is that? It does look like Pea Ridge. I was there with some LMIs a number of years ago, and in one remote corner of the battlefield, we noted that the trunnion pins on the NPS aluminum gun carriages were missing, and the six of us were able to lift the original, de-milled Mex War-era bronze 12-pounder about 6 inches off the carriage. "Hmm," I thought, "do you suppose they'd notice if this went into the back of my truck?"


  6. Steve Florman - that was taken at Shilo.

    Yes (smile) they might have noticed. Thanks for visiting.


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