Thursday, February 23, 2012
You Think Your Luck Is Bad? Think Again...
In battle you never want to be standing beside a guy who's unlucky. Case in point... On May 3, 1846 the Mexican Army began a siege and artillery bombardment of Fort Texas, overlooking Matamoros. After 2 days of continual bombardment an American soldier, a man named Sergeant Weigart, one of the "Cotton Bailers" of the famous 7th Infantry, was hit by a shell. A short time later, as he lay bleeding on the surgeon's table, Weigart was hit by another shell, killing him instantly. Shortly after he was buried, a 3rd shell "exhumed" his battered, dismembered body and sent it flying through the air. He was the only American killed in the siege that marked the beginning of one of the most shameful chapters in American history, the Mexican-American War.
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