by Sarah Keeney
Lance told the story of Mickey Sullivan in the Railroad Cut. Mickey jumped into the railroad cut and a Rebel officer handed him a sword. He threw it at a ‘Big Rebel’ after being shot. After the injury, Mickey took a moment to figure out if he was ‘dead or speechless.’ Then, after taking a big swig of milk (maybe it was milk, we’ll never know!), a Reb helped Mickey up.
Years later, Mickey saw the flag the they captured on display with no mention of who captured it. He said, “Our gallant charge is forgotten by all, all except the families and mothers.”
Lance closed his presentation by saying, “Not today, Mickey, not today.”