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Almost two dozen desperate gunslingers were arrayed on the outskirts of town, armed with sixguns, rifles, scatterguns and a bloodthirsty desire to kill!

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2020 2:44 p.m. PST

…of History

"Rain began falling in sheets as the small steamer known as picketboat No. 1 puffed its way through the choppy surf toward the mouth of the river, now just minutes away.

Directly astern, the boat tugged an open cutter full of sailors, all hand-picked, good with "revolvers, cutlasses, and hand-grenades."

The two boats had departed the Shamrock almost three hours earlier, and now, as the mouth of the river loomed ever-nearer, their sense of casual confidence gave way to grim determination. For they had all volunteered for a mission many senior officers in Washington considered suicidal…"



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Durban Gamer12 Aug 2020 3:13 a.m. PST

Incredible mission and a great read!

Garde de Paris12 Aug 2020 11:33 a.m. PST

William 1 year younger that his brother Alonzo, killed on July 3, 1863, firing his last gun of his battery of the 4th US Artillery at the "high water" mark on Cemetary Ridge, Gettysburg.

Alonzo was finally awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor under the Obama administration, this century.

The insanity of heroism ran at full stream in the blood of the Cushings!


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2020 11:50 a.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)


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