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05/29/17 Grif.Net – In Memory

05/29/17 Grif.Net – In Memory

Final words of =
some military heroes of the past . . .

 

Horatio Nelson =
(shot during the 1805 Battle of =
Trafalgar
) “Thank God I have done my =
duty.”

 

James Wolfe =
(commander of the British assault on the =
fortress of Quebec
on Sept. 13, 1759) “Now, God be =
praised, I die contented.”

 

=
Louis-Joseph de =
Montcalm
(French commander at the same 15-minute battle) =
“So much the better. I am happy that I shall not live to see the =
surrender of Quebec.”

 

Thomas =
“Stonewall” Jackson (Confederate General accidently shot by =
his own troops at the Battle of =
Chancellorsville
) “Let us cross over the river and rest =
under the shade of the trees.”

 

George =
Washington
(retired hero =
of the War of Independence and first US President) after enquiring =
about his funeral arrangements, he whispered “’Tis =
well.”

 

Maj. Gen. Sir Isaac =
Brock
(repulsing the enemy invading Canada
crossing the =
rapids of the Niagara) simply said “Surgite!”=A0 =
(Latin for “Press on”)

 

Benedict =
Arnold
(Connecticut-born hero of Saratoga, but =
later traitor who fled to Canada then London) asked on his deathbed, =
“Let me die in this old uniform in which I fought my battles. May =
God forgive me for ever having put on =
another.”

 

Napoleon =
Bonaparte (in exile after Waterloo on St Helena) had three words: =
“France. Arm=E9e. =
Jos=E9phine.

 

Unnamed Union =
soldier (infantryman
marching to =
certain death on June 3, =
1864
wrote in his diary for the day) “Cold Harbor. I =
was killed.”

 

~~~

Dr Bob Griffin =

bob@grif.net www.grif.net =

"Jesus Knows Me, This I =
Love!"