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December 29, 2014

Moral: Don't Piss On Your Porch -- The Real Feud Between the Hatfields and McCoys

Harmon McCoy was ordered by his Union commander to fight Devil Anse,
due to the belief that he was a Confederate spy. Harmon lost the fight, but the Union troops went after Devil Anse anyway. Later, Harmon would shoot a friend of Devil Anse while stealing his horse. In turn, Devil Anse killed Harmon’s commanding officer, General Bill France, while he urinated off his front porch. In January 1865, there was a rumor circulating that Harmon was going to kill Devil Anse himself for killing General France. That rumored ended when Jim Vance, Devil Anse’s uncle and member of the Logan Wildcats, shot Harmon while he walked home to his family that he hadn’t seen in years.
- - TIFO

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 29, 2014 4:25 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." - Robert A. Heinlein

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 29, 2014 11:50 PM

The corollary to that is " Always place your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark." Messrs. Heinlein once more.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 30, 2014 7:02 AM

This is my weapon, this is my gun.....

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 30, 2014 9:43 AM

No, no, no. That's "Don't piss off your porch."

Only an idiot would piss on his own porch. And you don't want to annoy your house, either.

Posted by: Rob De Witt [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 30, 2014 7:29 PM

Hey guys, look at this crew of commenters. Only four fellas like us could make a running string about some Reb hill folks getting a shooting feud going.
The others talk about the sixteen ways to see God and Chrysler commercials but here we are, talkin' about killing people and blowing things up.
Well at least it is something I know about from experience, not anecdotal information.

That ol' dawg, he looks like a good coon hound. And them kids, they all got the cold eyes.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 31, 2014 12:01 AM

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