In a message dated 1/25/2006 12:14:15 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, email@example.com writes: Thanks, Bob, I enjoyed that. I have just read Footes acdount
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, Jan 25, 2006
In a message dated 1/25/2006 12:14:15 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
Bob, I enjoyed that. I have just read Footes acdount of the action
at Altoona. Corse reports to Sherman that though he has lost a cheek
bone and an ear he will hold on. After the battle Sherman notes that
there is only a small bandage on Corse's cheek and the ear is still
intact. The remaval the bandage reveals only a flesh wound whereas
Sherman remarks, "Well Corse, it looks like they damn near missed
you." Bill Bruner
Also Bill, when with the 40th Illinois leading the charge up Tunnel Hill at
Missionary Ridge, Corse received a minor flesh wound to the leg, but let himself
be carried off the field. At that time, Corse was regimental commander of
the 6th Iowa and also the brigade commander. Col. Henry C. Walcutt of the
46th Ohio remained Brigade Commander until July 1865.
There were some letters from those at the battle, that felt his wound was
too minor to leave the field.
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