Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, the Lion of Little Round Top, died in 1914 of injuries he received in the Civil War. He was tough.
posted on 11/21/2012 7:21:06 PM PST
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Only a couple years ago, a relic collector died when a (still) live shell he had from the Civil War blew up in his hands. Last casualty from that conflict....
Actually I believe Civil War Gen. Joshua Chamberlain—Union hero of Gettysburg—died of war wounds some 50 years later, in 1914.
posted on 11/21/2012 7:22:50 PM PST
(because the real world is not digital...)
Just as an interesting aside, in most states if you attack someone, they must die from the injury within a year for it to be considered a homicide.
posted on 11/21/2012 7:27:26 PM PST
(I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
Some nutball will use this to argue that there is no difference between calibers. “See, a 22 caliber pinfire is just as effective as a 45acp. The man eventually died.”
I've had a few Bros die in the 80s & 90s from wounds sustained in VN in the late 60s and early 70s.
I still have an occasional piece of shrapnel pop out. But I'm OK.
posted on 11/21/2012 9:51:08 PM PST
(Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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