Confederate Soldier dies in car accident

Discussion in 'General Military Arms & History Forum' started by Palmetto, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Palmetto

    Palmetto New Member

    188
    Aug 10, 2010
    North Carolina
    I was reading an old 1938 edition of the United Confederate Veterans magazine and it mentioned a veteran dying in an automobile accident! It didn't add up to me, but some of these guys lived into the jet age of the 1950s.

    It was crazy to think that this Confederate soldier survived the battle of Gettysburg in the 19th Century only to die in a traffic accident in the 20th:eek:....
     
  2. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    If he was 18 in 1864, he would have been 92 in 1938, possible, but unless he was a drummer boy, not very many were alive 86 years after.
     

  3. DixieLandMan

    DixieLandMan Member

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    Oct 18, 2011
    Alabama
  4. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

    Sad to say this is a sign of our times.

    We lose more people on the highway in one year

    than we lost in ten years, in Vietnam...
     
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