Saturday, July 21, 2012

Gil Davis v. Gen. Scott

The Fun of the Election.

SITE FOR THAT HOSPITAL.--It has been suggested by Gil Davis, that Gen. Scott can find an elegant site for a Military Hospital on Coney Island, where he can find there plenty of soup, which he can take at his leisure.

--Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Friday, November 5, 1852

The article goes on to note that Frank Pierce, "The 'obscure,' 'insignificant,' 'blue-nose New Hampshire Yankee,' is now, by the potent voice of the people, President elect of the United States."

If you can believe it, General Scott went on to serve in the Civil War, at the age of 75!

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