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No men who are determined to succeed can fail

HEADQUARTERS, November 28, 1863 General M. JENKINS, Commanding Division: GENERAL: Your letter is received. The work of the enemy is not inclosed. The ditch is probably at some points not more than 3 feet deep and 5 or 6 feet … Continue reading

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Whitworth rifles

Even Queen Victoria could hit the bulls eye from 400 yards with an English Whitworth sniper rifle. So a Rebel sharpshooter—apparently firing one with a telescope sight on it from the Bleak House tower—would have had no trouble killing Gen. … Continue reading

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