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  •  Thank you! One of my favorite bits of history (11+ / 0-)

    The soldiers weren't really into fighting a war if the truth were told.

    History Link: Pig Wars part 2

    In contrast to the carnage engulfing much of the country, life on the "front lines" of the pig war remained peaceful. Soldiers at American and English camps, in between drilling and maintaining their posts, visited regularly and entertained each other at feasts and sporting events. When Captain William A. Delacombe, who succeeded Bazalgette, arrived at English Camp with his wife and children in 1867, he built an elegant Victorian house for his family on the hillside above the parade ground and barracks and planted a formal English garden near the beach and dock.
    I wonder if that is the house Delacombe built?

    “We can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities.” - Winston Chuchill

    by se portland on Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 09:26:44 AM PST

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