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War Yankee – Intelligence
Intelligence.03: Rifleman First
It’s May 4th, 1864 — You are a soldier in the Army of the Potomac marching towards the Rapidan River and into The Wilderness — a 70-mile tract of thickets and dense forest that only a year before had been the location of this same armies defeat at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Before you cross the floating bridge over the Rapidan River that will be later be torn up so that you cannot use it again to retreat… you may ask yourself… How did I get here?
“It’s just like shooting squirrels, only these squirrels have guns.”
— Federal Veteran instructing Recruits in Rifleman Skills, America Goes to War by Bruce Catton
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