historical examples of friction

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Truscott Trotter
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Re: historical examples of friction

Post by Truscott Trotter » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:42 pm

I thought all friction is the action of senior officers? 😉

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Re: historical examples of friction

Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:03 pm

Well, I suppose hair-pulling and eye-gouging could be considered forms of friction....

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Re: historical examples of friction

Post by shandy » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:51 pm

Truscott Trotter wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:42 pm
I thought all friction is the action of senior officers? 😉
Ha, I just read this in Timothy Smith's book on Shilo: The 6th Iowa was ordered to retreat, but suddenly the Col. about-faced the regiment and returned it to a fence. The brigade commander came galloping and asked "What does this mean?", at which a Captain shot back: "It means, sir, that the Colonel is drunk!" (p. 159)
The Col. was relieved and later cashiered. He then went to New York and raised a new regiment.

And thanks to everyone for the feedback and the great examples!

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