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Real American Hero

Mcminnville, TN

#42 May 7, 2010
in 1839 a hapless young cadet called Sam entered West Point under a commision granted by his congressman who found the man so unremarkable he mistakenly endorsed him under Sam's mother's maiden name. He was a very unimpressive cadet academically and close friends described him as "delicate" because he was sensitive and withdrawn, preferring to focus on his watercolor paintings then his studies. He graduated near the bottom of his class, served as a liuetenant in the Mexican War, was and was commended by Captain Robert E. Lee in his official report on the attack of Mexico City. After the war he was sent to California, but unable to have his wife with him on such a meager salary, he fell into depression and alcoholism that forced him to resign his commision. Sam then set out to become a lifelong loser, failing first as a farmer, then as a bill collector, then as a real estate salesman, eventually becoming so destitute that he had to sell firewood on the streets of St. Louis. That was the year he had to pawn the pocketwatch his father had given him to buy Christmas presents for his wife and children. He had begun working in his father-in-laws tannery in Galena, Illinois (which was falling into bankruptcy) when the civil war broke out. Sam tried to get his commission back, but he failed there as well... the commander of the Union Army was too busy to see a former soldier who had resigned due to a drinking problem. Apparently used to rejection and disappointment by now, Sam petitioned the Governor of Illinois, who took pity on him and made him a colonel in the Illinois volunteer Corps. After a lifetime of Failure, Ulysses "Sam" Grant would finally achieve a measure of success.
cookeville readers

Cookeville, TN

#43 May 12, 2010
this is bs
jc citizen

Canada

#44 May 30, 2010
Ghosts aint real watever yall been smoking or drinkn I need sum u didn't see a ghost there's no such thing as ghosts
galintn

Cookeville, TN

#45 Nov 8, 2010
Sounds like someone has a grudge to me! You need to grow the hell up and take responibility for your own actions.I mean really do u need to get on the internet and bash someone. Why dont you bash him to his face!! Maybe its you and your trying to make yourself seem so innocent. Its not "Tolers" fault that drugs are on the streets of Gainesboro. Sounds to me like you (JC Native)are the piece of shit running your mouth about someone on the internet! Grow the hell up and get a life!!!!
Amy

Smithville, TN

#46 Nov 9, 2010
BlueDevil wrote:
has anyone seen the black and white faced ghost settin on the gaurd rail down passed timmy stacys house i thought my mind was playin tricks on me didnt let out of the gas till the stop sign
can you tell me how to get there? I tried pulling it up on a map but couldnt find it.
I seen it

Cookeville, TN

#47 Nov 10, 2010
I seen something on that road one night. I couldn't really say what it was though. It was pretty dark and my headlights are kind of dim anyway. That place that everyone parks to go swimming or whatever. Looked like someone or something just sitting on the guard rail. There were no cars parked there at that time so if it was an actual person then they either walked or it was not a person and my eyes were just playing tricks on me. Whatever it was, there was definitely something there.
farve

Cookeville, TN

#48 Nov 10, 2010
people do walk u know u idiot
TOLERs family

Gainesboro, TN

#49 Nov 21, 2011
JC NATIVE wrote:
prolly toler sittin there tryin to sale pills, that washis territory ya know...
get a life, any body that got drugs from him ask him.. causei know he wouldnt give it too you without paying sweetheart :) so stop spreding your lie's and shut the fuck up, my uncle is a good person and might not be the best but he sure could woop your ass, so how bout you tell me your name and i'll let him know you'd like to speak to him :) thankss!
thinking

Cookeville, TN

#50 Nov 29, 2011
Real American Hero wrote:
in 1839 a hapless young cadet called Sam entered West Point under a commision granted by his congressman who found the man so unremarkable he mistakenly endorsed him under Sam's mother's maiden name. He was a very unimpressive cadet academically and close friends described him as "delicate" because he was sensitive and withdrawn, preferring to focus on his watercolor paintings then his studies. He graduated near the bottom of his class, served as a liuetenant in the Mexican War, was and was commended by Captain Robert E. Lee in his official report on the attack of Mexico City. After the war he was sent to California, but unable to have his wife with him on such a meager salary, he fell into depression and alcoholism that forced him to resign his commision. Sam then set out to become a lifelong loser, failing first as a farmer, then as a bill collector, then as a real estate salesman, eventually becoming so destitute that he had to sell firewood on the streets of St. Louis. That was the year he had to pawn the pocketwatch his father had given him to buy Christmas presents for his wife and children. He had begun working in his father-in-laws tannery in Galena, Illinois (which was falling into bankruptcy) when the civil war broke out. Sam tried to get his commission back, but he failed there as well... the commander of the Union Army was too busy to see a former soldier who had resigned due to a drinking problem. Apparently used to rejection and disappointment by now, Sam petitioned the Governor of Illinois, who took pity on him and made him a colonel in the Illinois volunteer Corps. After a lifetime of Failure, Ulysses "Sam" Grant would finally achieve a measure of success.
what the hell does this have to do with a ghost on cummings mill?
Razor

Independence, KS

#51 Dec 14, 2011
i have seen that too.. long time ago..

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