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Hearings Before the Committee on Military Affairs, United States Senate Concerning the Affray at Brownsville, Tex., on the Night of August 13 and 14, 1906 Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ... the shots. Q. Dodging the shots?--A. I guess that was his idea. As soon as I could jump out of bed I was getting on my clothes, and he was behind this little chimney, like that indicating. By Senator Frazier: Q. Did you get behind the chimney, there?--A. I didn't, because it was only about that wide, and there was only room for one to got behind there; but I got behind my bunk, as close as I could. Q. AVere there any shots going around there?--A. No, sir. Q. You did not hear any?--A. I don't know what direction the shots were going. I could hear them, of course, when the reports would go. I didn't know which way the shots were coming, and naturally I would be trying to dodge them. By Senator Foster: Q. You did dodge that night quite a little, didn't you?--A. Yes, sir; I got down as close as I could get to get on my clothes. Q. You crouched clown on the floor?--A. Yes. sir. Q. DoAvn on your knees?--A. Yes, sir; I was down lower than that; I was sitting down on the floor. Q. Sitting right down on the floor?--A. Yes, sir; I got down sideways and put on my clothes. Q. Did you put on all your clothes that way?--A. I didn't put them all on: I put on just enough to fall in. Q. AVere the rest of the men down on the floor, too--a good many of the rest of them there?--A. I wasn't paying very much attention to any of the rest, about how they were getting on their clothes. By Senator Foraker: Q. You answered Senator AVarner in one instance about the location of the firing, the location you thought it was, as though you thought it was somewhere about the mouth of Elizabeth street; and another time you said that it was in the rear of the barracks, about opposite between C and B barracks?--A. I said between D and B. Q. I misunderstood you?--A. You misunderstood me, sir. ... Hide synopsis

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