Thursday, October 11, 2007

General Gage's Nose

By our Historical Information Officer

When the American Revolutionary War started, people from all parts of the country came to help, and some of them were sharpshooters. Sharpshooters are men who can fire and hit something very small from far away.

One time, when the sharpshooters came down from different parts of the country, an army officer set up a board which had a small picture of a man's nose drawn in chalk on it. A hundred men fired at it, from far away, and sixty of them hit it.

Newspapers praised them and said, "Now General Gage, look out for your nose!" (General Gage was a British general during that revolutionary war.)

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