Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Wounded Irishman's Wit

The following incident occurred at Pea Ridge:  One of our boys was in the heat of the fight, wounded in both feet by a cannon ball.  Our forces having fallen back, his Irish wit was brought into play.  Seeing a big secesh coming by, he presented his musket and made the fellow surrender, shoulder him, and in this position he road into our lines, where he delivered Mr. butternut over as a prisoner.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Saturday Morning, April 12, 1862, p. 2

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