Thursday, July 25, 2013

Squirt gun trivia

Did you know squirt guns predate the American Civil War?

William Tecumseh Sherman, who would later rise to the rank of general, invoked the novelty as the war was revving up:
Having long proclaimed that the Union was “sitting on a volcano,” Sherman found the size of Lincoln's estimated military dangerously deficient, saying “Why, you might as well attempt to put out the flames of a burning building with a squirt-gun.”

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