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Friday, July 02, 2010

HE PICKED UP LITTER

No, not road trash-- this man served in the Civil War Ambulance Corps as a stretcher-bearer, and used slings known as litters to pick up wounded men. During the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (1864), he and his fellow stretcher-bearer carried 16 men to a field hospital 1 ½ miles away:

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