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Re: Sinclair Dates

Dear John

3 more dates for next year,

25 October 1854 - During the battle of Balaklava, 670 British  cavalrymen
made the famous "Charge of the Light Brigade"  including four Sinclairs.
Privates Donald, Duncan, John and NiellSinclair against a heavily fortified
Russian position. The casualties were heavy; of the 670 horses and men of
the Light Brigade who charged the Russian guns, 362 horses and 110 men were
killed, 196 men were wounded and 57 were captured. Despite the efforts to
praise the gallantry of the Light Brigade, the operation was a disaster.

French General Bosquet Canrobert remarked - "C'est magnifique, mais ce nes
pas la guerre" (It  is magnificient, but it is not war.)

Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote 10 April 1864

Half a league half a league
Half a league onward
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred:
`Forward the Light Brigade
Charge for the guns' he said
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred

Forward the Light Brigade!
'Was there a man dismay'd?
Not tho' the soldier knew
Some one had blunder'd:
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do & die,
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volley'd & thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot & shell,
Boldly they rode & well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
Rode the six hundred.

Flash'd all their sabres bare,
Flash'd as they turn'd in air,
Sabring the gunners there,
Charging an army while
All the world wonder'd:
Plunged in the battery-smoke
Right thro' the line they broke;
Cossack & Russian
Reel'd from the sabre-stroke,
Shatter'd & sunder'd.
Then they rode back, but not
Not the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon behind them
Volley'd & thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot & shell,
While horse & hero fell,
They that had fought so well
Came thro' the jaws of Death
Back from the mouth of Hell,
All that was left of them
Left of six hundred.

When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
All the world wonder'd.
Honour the charge they made!
Honour the Light Brigade,
Noble six hundred!

In 1923 - Senate committee publishes 1st report on Teapot Dome scandal
implicating Harry F. Sinclair
In 1929 - Former Interior Sec Albert Fall convicted of accepting $100,000
bribe from Sinclair Oil Co.


----- Original Message -----
From: "John S. Quarterman" <jsq@quarterman.com>
To: <sinclair@quarterman.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2001 9:04 AM
Subject: Sinclair Dates

>    [1]Tomorrow:
>    October 26
>    1760: George III, King of Great Britain

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