Re: George W. Batchelder 19th MA
- Richard Croker wrote:
>Fredericksburg, I almost left it out...I thought it was too much of a
> When I can across Sam Zook's premonition of death prior to
cliche. Since he confided it to Hancock the night before, I felt like
I had to leave it in and let the fiction critics hammar me for it.
What the heck -- I already had a frail, stuttering Irishman...
> What I guess I'm saying is, it's not much of a stretch to suggestthat virtually every soldier has such thoughts "just before the
Then there's the private who before every battle, wrote in his
journal, "today I was killed." IIRC, he survived the war. :-)