Re: Why those long wide Bowie knives?
Weapons, captured at Rich Mountain Pass on July 11th by the Ind. Regts.
A great many knives of the most monstrous dimensions were found on the bodies of the dead and wounded and taken from the prisoners. The blades of most of them, which were at the recommendation of Gov. Wise manufactured out of waggon (sic) springs, measure on average a foot and half in length and from 3-4 inches in width. They would in close combat prove a most disastrous weapon, but are not likely to be used that way."
L. Johnssen, field correspondent for Harper's Weekly.
In gleichem Schritt und Tritt, Curt Schmidt
-Hard and sharp as flint...secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster.
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