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Skeletons found at Army Ranger site
AP via Yahoo ^ | Mon Jun 5, 2006 | CHRIS CAROLA

Posted on 06/08/2006 10:46:48 AM PDT by Pharmboy

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51 posted on 06/08/2006 12:59:18 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Pharmboy

"He was in great company. Another wagonmaster on Braddock's campaign was Daniel Morgan, a RevWar hero."



Now that I didn't know. I just found out about my ancestor being in this war when doing some genealogy research. A young George Washington was also with Braddock.


52 posted on 06/08/2006 1:02:17 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo

Not only was Washington with Braddock, he took command after Bradock was fatally wounded. Many on both sides of the revolution were with Braddock. I also believe one of Boone's ancestors, if not Boone himself was with Braddock.


53 posted on 06/08/2006 1:04:36 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: xzins

Quote: "The best book on the history of this period is Alan Ekert's "Wilderness Empire."

Francis Parkman is an excellent historian and was a prolific writer about this era. His book "Montcalm and Wolfe" is the best accounting I have read.


54 posted on 06/08/2006 1:14:56 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: Pharmboy

Murtha calls for immediate congressional investigation...


55 posted on 06/08/2006 1:16:33 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Pharmboy

Those victims were killed alive.


56 posted on 06/08/2006 1:18:59 PM PDT by azhenfud (He who always is looking up seldom finds others' lost change.)
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To: MediaMole
"Murtha calls for immediate congressional investigation..."

Is he demanding the pull-out of all personnel yet?

57 posted on 06/08/2006 1:19:52 PM PDT by azhenfud (He who always is looking up seldom finds others' lost change.)
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To: hedgetrimmer

Worked then, works now.
Honing in some Interim proves Rogers Rules will still apply in the future.
A Grunt's compact version of Sun Tzu.


58 posted on 06/08/2006 1:21:42 PM PDT by Gunny P (Gunny P)
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To: Kirkwood

Agreed. Archeologists complain about what grave robbers have done ... then dig the site up & ship the contents hither & yon.


59 posted on 06/08/2006 1:23:10 PM PDT by ctdonath2
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To: PsyOp

thats why I would never report finding something like that


60 posted on 06/08/2006 1:27:04 PM PDT by Charlespg (Civilization and freedom are only worthy of those who defend or support defending It)
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To: keat

Monica?


61 posted on 06/08/2006 1:34:39 PM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: FlipWilson
Actually, he tried to sell his services to the Americans, but they didn't trust him because he had been loyal to the King during the French and Indian War.

George Washington, anyone?

62 posted on 06/08/2006 1:38:10 PM PDT by Restorer
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To: Tamar1973

As I remember a book I once read on Robert Rogers said that Col Rogers was still owed a considerable sum of money by the British government. He was chronically broke, so he tried to simultaneously get the money he was owed by the British and offer his services to Washington. Also it was not a particularly well kept secret, so he ended up spoiling his relations with both sides. He also wanted assurances that land the Brits had promised him but never actually gave him title to would be honored by the new US govt. Eventually time ran out, the US govt lost patience with him and he was left basically holding a meager British offer. His Rev War exploits for the British were mostly forgettable.


63 posted on 06/08/2006 1:51:46 PM PDT by Reily
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To: FlipWilson
It is my hope that the State of New York or some philanthropist will buy the island and surrounding land and rebuild the actual fort as a historical re-construction at the "Great Carrying Place."

If it happens, I hope the purchase is not the Kelo v. New London fashion.

64 posted on 06/08/2006 2:06:00 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Democrats soil institutions)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Does anybody recall such a book?


If I remember right Alan Eckert's "That Dark and Bloody River" has a scene something like that. It follows the story of the Ohio River Valley settlers.


65 posted on 06/08/2006 2:17:29 PM PDT by MNMom
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To: Restorer

Unlike Washington, Rogers returned to England between the wars. Moreover, Washington had a financial stake in American Independence while Rogers was fairly destitute.


66 posted on 06/08/2006 2:26:41 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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I'll check it out. Thanks for the tip.

Eckert was a fascinating read. In fact, Eckert's history didn't say so, but it occurred to me in the middle of reading it that Finmore Cooper in "The Last of the Mohicans" was writing some "reasonable" historical fiction in terms of Cooper's framework for his story.


67 posted on 06/08/2006 3:27:40 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It. Supporting our Troops Means Praying for them to Win!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Eckert would take documents and reports of the era and place them in chronological order so that a story unfolded. The incident you mention sounds like the torture/death of Col. Crawford who was captured after a terrible battlefield miscalculation against the Shawnees.


68 posted on 06/08/2006 3:30:52 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It. Supporting our Troops Means Praying for them to Win!)
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To: NavyCanDo

Daniel Boone (Morgan's cousin) was also there, as was Hugh Mercer ( all the Mercer Counties are named after him) who died a hero's death at The Battle of Princeton.


69 posted on 06/08/2006 6:29:13 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must)
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To: hedgetrimmer

reamarkable how well these tactics hold up in modern warfare.

I was particularly struck by the technique recommended for retreat in No. 9. It is remarkably like the technique used by our special ops people to 'peel back' using fire-suppressive cover while making use of terrain.


70 posted on 06/09/2006 1:13:17 PM PDT by wildbill
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Am I supposed to care? 250 years. Give it to some archeologist and let him go over it for the next twenty years.


71 posted on 06/09/2006 1:24:01 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Pharmboy

Thank you for the interesting article. (was on vacation and now catching up on FR)


72 posted on 06/11/2006 5:05:30 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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You are most welcome, but the greater credit goes to SunkenCiv and blam who email the link to me--independently. They found it...


73 posted on 06/11/2006 5:10:39 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must)
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To: napscoordinator

...as my teenagers used to say..."whatEVer."


74 posted on 06/11/2006 5:11:51 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must)
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