Monday, May 28, 2018
WKRLEM: Respect for Trooper John Smith Two
There were many Galvanized Yankees in the Army of the Plains. Soldiers from the South who could not go back to civilian life. The choice was the Outlaw trail like the James and Younger boys or the Army.
Having a general serve as a private was an exaggeration to be sure.
But many of them re-upped to fight in the Spanish American War. Led by fighting Joe Wheeler the boys of the South were always ready for a scrap.