Quote of the Day

“I enclose you a list of the killed, wounded, and captives of the enemy from the commencement of hostilities at Lexington in April, 1775, until November, 1777, since which there has been no event of any consequence … I think that upon the whole it has been about one half the number lost by them, in some instances more, but in others less. This difference is ascribed to our superiority in taking aim when we fire; every soldier in our army having been intimate with his gun from his infancy.”
– Thomas Jefferson, letter to Giovanni Fabbroni, June 8, 1778

And one of the original stated reasons for the founding of the National Rifle Association was the “poor” level of marksmanship exhibited by soldiers in the Civil War where a great number of the Union soldiers came from city environments and were not familiar with firearms,

About vonMesser

Retired from the US Navy (21 years) and state (20 years). Recently remarried after being widowed for 5 years. 2 daughters, and a step-daughter, all functioning adults). Graduated from college after the Navy with BA in Education, psychology, Economics, History and Political Science. Teach Hunter Safety for Washington (since 1991) and do historical reenactments for Civil War, WW-1and WW-2.
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2 Responses to Quote of the Day

  1. Hardnox says:

    The boys up North (metrosexuals) forgot that hard learned lesson. We Southerns have never forgotten it. “One shot, one kill”.

  2. AMEN to the quote and Hardnox comment. I am proud to be a part of the well-armed women of the South!