Thursday, June 15, 2017

Like Nate, I Wanna Be Like Nate

The missing are Richard M. Jones, supposed to be killed as he was seen to fall; Sergeant Nathan Bracken, also seen to fall when within two rods* of the Rebel breastworks;

*11 yards. Oh my goodness gracious. I had known that the closest any Union soldier got was "two rods" but didn't know Great grandpa hisself did it. First and ten, do it again! I don't know how he did it, DO NOT KNOW. I have written here previously putting myself in his position. I couldn't have done it, no fucking way. All Johnny Reb woulda seen of me was asshole and elbows running back to Cambria County. Made me scared just to write it.