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 Post subject: Return for an auld Irish Rebel?
PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 11:39 am 
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A doubled-over, dust-caked, shell of what used to be a Man, staggers from his skeletal Hoss and half-falls through the bat-wings of the Old Mason Dixon Tavern . . .

Through sun-creased, sand-blown slits, that once contained sharpshooter's eyes and a merry glint, he surveys the scene before him.

So many faces are missing, and yet here and there, in a corner or at the far end of the Bar . . . a face that spark's a faded memory . . and raises a thin smile to his parched lips . . . .

Yet no-one seems to recognise <i>Him</i> . . . . Or do They?

So . . . . drawing a long, slow breath into his battered chest, he aims a good 'un at the Spitoon and hollers out - voice cracking with Emotion and Pride . . . .

" Well? Which in Hayull of all you Sons of Sodbustin' Ne'er do wells is gonna buy the Kilcullen Irregular a decent belt o' Whuskey? "

After a Short stunned pause, he continues . . .

"If Ah ain't wetting Mah tonsils in seconds flat Boys . . . I'll be on Mah Hoss quicker 'n Spit and off to jine the Union . . . . "

The Bar-Keep reached below the Bar . . . .

But . . . . . was it for a Bottle? Or . . . . . for his Shotgun???

<i>Would someone be so kind as to direct Me to the site address where I can download patches for original Talonsoft Battleground disks, so they will play on Windows Vista. My Thanks Sirs!</i>

Patrick G.M.Carroll,
Lieutenant General.
Kilcullen Irregulars
II Corps
Army of Georgia Rtd.

" When My Country takes it's rightful place, amongst the Nations of the World, then and only then, let My Epitaph be written. "


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Would this be the infamous Gen Patrick Carroll of 3rd Division II Corps AOG! I would be honored to buy you a round or three. I believe your spirit has haunted the HQ tent for most of a year.



Brigadier General Al Baker
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Wearily, The auld Rebel turned to the Man addressing Him.

The voice seemed familiar, the youthful face a shade greyer, battle-scarred and care-worn from the years spent warring instead of laughing.

"Baker! You Pup! I remember You as a Captain. With all those Tin-horn Medals and Brass Stars on yer Collar . . . . you better pour Me a large Whuskey and pour it fast! If'n they've gone 'n' made you<i></i> a Gawd-durned Gen'ril in this rag-tag Army of Ours . . . I h'ain't come back a moment too soon!!!" [:D]

The Whuskey was gone in a flash . . . .

"Pour me 'nother Son . . . 'n' don' be givven Me anymore shocks . . I h'ain't come heah for a heart attack! It does a body good to see Yuh Al!

Draw up a stool Boy! And fill me in with whut's been happenin' heah since I had to go back to Mah Estates . . . . How goes the War agin Those People?"

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Patrick G.M.Carroll,
Lieutenant General.
Kilcullen Irregulars
II Corps
Army of Georgia Rtd.

" When My Country takes it's rightful place, amongst the Nations of the World, then and only then, let My Epitaph be written. "


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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 9:33 pm 
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It's good to see you back Pat. I hope all is well with you and your family[:)]

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I hope you will take a drink from someone who has an English heart but Irish blood flowing through it. There is a bottle of Bushmills at the end of the bar, thats where the yankees are.... All the best and Welcome back Pat.

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Frank (Old Banshee) Mullins,
XVI Corps,
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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 11:26 am 
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Corcoran's Legion welcomes you Gen. Carroll. You are welcome to drink with the Yankees. We have plenty of Irishmen over here.[:D]

Maj.Gen. Drex Ringbloom,
AotS Chief-of -Staff,
2nd Division Cmdr, "Corcoran's Legion", VIII Corps
Army of the Shenandoah
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About darn time you showed up! (Good to hear from you Pat.) I'm sure we can find you a place in the AoT.




Chuck Berdanier
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Hiya Pat, long time no see. So pleased to see you back, I Hope you're keeping well.

I'll have a bevvy or two with you, can't help with the patches though I'm afraid.

Lt General Malcolm Hunt
Stone Mountain Infantry Div.
III Corps
AoG
CSA


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Good to see ya back Pat - but sorry your original Talonsoft BG games cannot be patched up to play on Vista or Win 7. If you want to keep playing them you will have to get them from Matrix - All the games now come as one in one download - about $48 down here in OZ. However you can still PBEM between Matrix and the old Talonsoft version[:)]

Major General Cam McOmish
Commander Western Theater
Confederate States of America
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Pat wake up wake up A rider just bought this in.

http://www.acwgc.org/acwco/patches.asp

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Frank (Old Banshee) Mullins,
XVI Corps,
Army of the Tennessee.
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Pat,

I'll gladly fork some Yankee gold to buy you a drink!

We might not recognize the sight of you, but as soon as those lips start movin, there can be no mistake!

Glad to see you skulking around again.

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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 3:52 pm 
General,
Your old unit, 3rd Highlander's Division, awaits your return.
A courier has been sent to your tent, we'll get you back assigned
and commence the partyin.



Lt. Gen. David Ray
II Corps,
Army of Georgia


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