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From: thelma m noble <>
Subject: Fw: Richard S. Ewell in the Civil War
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 19:26:28 -0500
I am not related to this Ewell either. However, he chased the Indians
around the West. He cut off his own leg in order to stay alive. He ate
bird seed and chirped like a bird -- he was known as "eccentric". (I'll
claim him so I can be eccentric.) He also lived a good life after the
war. He also spent time jail as did several others for "war crimes"
after the civil war. The most interesting part of this war is all these
generals went to West Point about the same time, and knew each other.
Every night they would go into the town they were close to to eat and
"hob-nob" and then the next day they were fighting each other. The Civil
war is very interesting. (This information is from an old book -- I
cannot remember the name, but I had it sent in by the library from CA to
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Date: 4 Jul 2004 18:15:18 -0600
Subject: Richard S. Ewell in the Civil War
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"Confederate Maj. Gen. Richard S. Ewell may have been able to cope
with the loss of a leg because he was accustomed to pain. His dyspepsia
was so severe that for lengthy periods he ate nothing except cracked
I am not related to Richard. I am just passing on this information,
which comes from a book titled "Civil War Curiosities" by Webb Garrison.
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