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 Posted: Tue Jul 3rd, 2007 03:21 pm
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David White

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The prevelant theory is that Union soldiers stripped his body of his sword and all insignia.  His sword was found by General Steuart in a Baltimore pawn shop after the war.  He bought it and returned it to the Garnett family.  Ettiquette would have involved returning his body under a flag of truce, had the Federals known they had his body or it was within their lines.  There also were no known survivors that saw him die the only clue he was dead was his horse "Red Eye" running back to Seminary Ridge with a bloody saddle.

Last edited on Tue Jul 3rd, 2007 03:24 pm by David White

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