"two hundred head o' nigger"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Apr 4 05:10:53 UTC 2013

Hmm. Oddly reminiscent of the iconic

"two hundred head of EM"

under the command of a mere corporal that was I-once-saw by any number of
barracks-mates, back in the day of the old black-boot Army. Kinda makes you
wonder whether the number was ever actually "two hundred," even back in the
day of the United States Colored Troops.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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