Thursday, February 26, 2015

Captain Richard's Take On General Macomb

The reviewer of "Memoir of Alexander Macomb, By George H. Richards" thought it "wholly worthless."  "It appears to us that Captain Richards has produced either a very bitter satire on his hero, or a very tame and ineffectual panegyric."


Perhaps Captain Richards had "issues."  From the life of William Beaumont:

"Of Beaumont's personal courage there can be no question. He was nearly involved in a duel with Captain Richards of the Artillery Corps, and indeed sent Richards a challenge, but the matter was smoothed over by mutual friends without bloodshed."

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