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Old 03-28-2012, 09:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Horrors of War x 2 Civil

Got 2 boxes off the bay and was pretty pleased with the results:

2 base:
39 Burning oil fields
12 Dieppe

(looks like when they packed it a little glue got on the top of the case)
Alexander McCook: After the outbreak of the Civil War, McCook was commissioned as a colonel of the 1st Ohio Volunteers, and first saw combat during the First Battle of Manassas. On September 3, 1861 McCook was promoted to brigadier general, and was sent to Tennessee to command the 2nd Division of the Army of Ohio under General D. C. Buell. McCook commanded his men during the capture of Nashville, at the Battle of Shiloh, and during the Siege of Corinth. On July 17, 1863 McCook was promoted to major general for his actions in Tennessee. He was given command of the I Corps of the Army of the Ohio, and commanded them at the Battle of Perryville, where his corps suffered heavy losses. His command was reorganized into the XIV Corps of the Army of the Cumberland, and he suffered heavy losses at the Battle of Stones River. The army was again reorganized into the XX Corps, and McCook commanded the corps during the Union disaster at the Battle of Chickamauga. McCook and Union general T.L. Crittenden were blamed for the defeat at Chickamauga. He received a court-martial hearing for his actions at the battle, but was not found guilty of any wrong-doing. McCook was, however, relieved of command. He did not receive orders again until Confederate General Jubal Early threatened Washington, DC. McCook was placed in charge of defense forces around the capital, and commanded his men during the Battle of Fort Stevens.


Roger Hedrick: After joining the US Navy in 1936, Roger Hedrick served aboard the USS Ranger before joining VF-17 on USS Bunker Hill as Executive Officer to Tom Blackburn. With over 200 hours in fighters before his first combat, Hedrick brought considerable experience to the squadron. Regarded by Blackburn as the top fighter pilot he flew with in World War Two, Hedrick completed over 100 combat missions and shot down 12 Japanese aircraft, with a number of probables unconfirmed. Flying the F4U he took part in the campaigns in the Solomons, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Japan. Sadly, he passed away on 10th January 2006.
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Can't get enough of these Horrors breaks. def living vicariously through you guys. Love all this Civil War and WW2 history on the Blowout Forums!
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Love the history that comes with the cards. Lots of great military men in these.
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Cool Civil War pull! I stumbled across these cards on accident while looking for other boxes and they have instantly become my favorite. There's a different/powerful experience breaking and holding some of these cards compared to sports stuff.
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Cool Civil War pull! I stumbled across these cards on accident while looking for other boxes and they have instantly become my favorite. There's a different/powerful experience breaking and holding some of these cards compared to sports stuff.
Totally agree, I love how you're actually holding a piece of history, plus I love aces especially Corsair aces, I would love to get the "Pappy" Boyington cut and of course the William T. Sherman (one of my favorite people from the Civil War)

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1: Horrors of War
2: Rittenhouse Iron Man Movie
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