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 Posted: Fri Jan 19th, 2007 06:07 pm
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We Civil Warriors in the 21st century have our humor too.  Last Saturday our Bull Run Round Table toured the tiny 5-acre remnant of the 500-acre battlefield of Ox Hill (Yankee) or Chantilly (Rebel) in Fairfax County, Virginia.  It was fought on September 2, 1862, as an aftermath of Second Manassas.

A bicyclist approached and we all moved off the sidewalk.  Somebody called out, "Infantry yields to cavalry!"  To which somebody else added, "Mister, here's your mule!"

Later a jogger came by with a friendly tail-waggiing sniffer.  It was attracted by the scent of dogs on some of the members' clothes.  Somebody commented, "Looks like a Yankee dog to me."


"Private," Bull Run Civil War Round Table, Centreville

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