Friday, March 17, 2017

Stuff in My Drawers Day

I drew this picture in April 1986 at the age of 6.

I was fresh from a trip to the Petersburg Battlefield, south of Richmond and the site of the longest battle in the Civil War. Having traveled to every battlefield in Virginia by the time I could do simple mathematics, I was oozing Civil War knowledge like a first grade know-it-all. Pictured here, is the use of sappers during trench warfare between the North and South. This strategy failed when the sappers dug too deep below their intended exit point and completely missed it. The tunnels then collapsed and everyone cried. Screw ups!

I'm not actually sure if Robert Lee himself was a sapper, but if he was a good leader, he would have taken a turn at the trowel.

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