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We'd Rather Stay Where We Are (11 June 1864)

A gentleman who has lately been at Fredericks-burgh, tells the following incident, related to him there by a wounded staff officer. The Sixty-second, New York, had been engaged and under fire all day in one of the recent battles, and General Getty gave orders to have them relieved and sent to the rear to rest. A sergeant, who heard the orders given, and happened to be near the General, touched his cap and said, "If it's all the same to you, General, we'd rather stay where we are."

Scientific American 11 June 1864

Contributed by John Tierney