Monday, March 22, 2010

Civil War Joke-Recruitment

Conscription in the Confederacy did not recruit. It corraled men into service.

No one learned this better than the four Quakers who were conscripted in London, Virginia and brought to Lee's headquarters in Orange Court House. When told to fall in, the men refused, saying that they would follow but not fall in. After the gentle persuasion of several steel bayonets, their resolve evaporated and they fell in and marched to camp.

Source: The Court Jester website
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