A Captain, who had been a railroad conductor before the war, was drilling a squad, and while marching them by flank, turned to speak to a friend for a moment. On looking again towards his squad, he saw they were in the act of “butting up” against a fence. In his hurry to halt them, he cried out, “Down brakes! Down brakes!”
Originally posted 2010-03-30 02:18:29.