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Discussion in 'Vietnam Memories Photo Album' started by rooter, Apr 2, 2020.
Wonders never cease to amaze! Of course back then the monitors were all CRT screens. Archaic!
Just knocked the wind out of him...........permanently.
Recently digging up some family history on my Mom's side about the first one to settle in America. Brinsley Barnes, survived the Battle of Alamance, and continued to be a major pot stirrer for the Revolutionary War. In a battle with the British, he had a leg taken off with a cannon ball. One tough Irish sob to survive that with the primitive medical treatment at the time. Went on to live a long full life.
I found records of the War Dept compensating him for some sheep he supplied to our army, and for the leg. They gave him 100 acres in "Indian Territory", Wilkes County, NC. where he built and founded a church there. A forum member on Mauser Central confirmed the Church is still there. So are a large number of the Barnes family, majority of them moonshiners, no surprise there.
Missed his heart, he should have been OK. It was more than likely a green tip armor piercing cannonball.
With horse shoes, hand grenades and cannon balls; close is good enough..
I was wondering if it was a FMJ cannonball. Don't wartime rules call for FMJ so it's a clean through shot?
Hey Iowa..how has life been treating you folks over there in God's Country..When I was that
Iowa farm boy I remembered about the beheaded chickens I'd be preparing for a meal
and I often watched the detached head and pondered exactly what if the brain of that fowl was still recording things, if not for just a micro-second...blinking eyes seemed a clue...the gagging
of the mouth...yes, only for the briefest of moments...Then come that nasty job of dunking
the body in the hot water to remove the feathers...I used to like doing heavy body chickens
like Rhode Island Reds vs. those boney Leghorns..Chief
But Clare was there!
At Alamance Creek.
Tucks been binge watching Outlander.
Grapeshot was the flavor of the day from two cannon, and sent the regulators running. Haven't been able to confirm yet, but we think Brinsley's oldest son was a casualty there.