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37559Re: Digest Number 2519

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  • Dan Giallombardo
    Mar 3, 2006
      Which reminds of Bragg, about whom it was said, "He never forgot a
      tactic or a strategy. Or learned a new one."---Dan

      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, LWhite64@... wrote:
      >
      > Well Hood's tactics didnt change in his entire career. When he was
      a
      > lieutenant in the 2nd US Cavlary in July of 1857, he led a
      detachment of the 2nd
      > into a fight near Devil's River in south Texas. In the fight with
      Commanches
      > that followed, Liet. Hood would lead 17 troopers against 45
      natives who held
      > the high ground and were largely concealed. Hood was wounded with
      an arrow
      > through his left hand, which he yanked free in the fight, along
      with three
      > other troopers, and had two men killed. He was forced to fall
      back, but was not
      > pursued by the Commanches.
      >
      > Lee
      >
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