George Brown

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George Brown - Pioneer Press. HE WAS "THE GENhRAL." Dut the...
Pioneer Press. HE WAS "THE GENhRAL." Dut the Man Did Not Know the Namo of Their Commander, Tho men of tho light division In tho Crimea always spoke of Sir George Brown as "the general," as was then, and Is still, though In a lesser degree, tho habit of soldiers, possibly from not knowing the name ot the Immediate leader. This Ignorance cost Sir Georgo ono pound sterling during tho worst of the winter. He had seized tho opportunity of meeting Lord Haglan to urge the desirability ot showing himself more frequentlv In tho camps. "What'good will It do?" "Oht 'twill cheer the men up. Why, sir, numbers of my men don't know your name." "But they don't know your name, George!" "Every man In tho light division knows my name." "I'll bet you one pound sterling the first man we a.sk does not." "Done," Huid SlrCleorge, and they rode to the riglil division camp. "Come here, my man. Who am I?" "You're the general, sir." "Bui my name?" "You're the general, sir," and nothing more could bo elicited from him. Sir Georgo Brown paid up on the spot. No ono who saw him ride straight towaWl tlio foe, without an Indication that ho was in any danger. Is likely to forget the animating effect of his beiiring on Iho soldiers.— Fortnightly I^cvlew,

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  1. Muskogee Phoenix,
  2. 29 Dec 1894, Sat,
  3. Page 4

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