Frank Finkle Controversy Oct 15, 2013 10:26:15 GMT -5
Post by tunkasila on Oct 15, 2013 10:26:15 GMT -5
I hope things are as good as they can be with you Joe as I haven't seen you on the boards for a while.
Interesting article by Michael Donahue in the CBHMA Battlefield Dispatch of Summer 2013, in which he notes that not only did Kanipe recognise the body of Sgt Augustus Finkle, but also identified his horse which was lying next to the body. Both Finkle and Finley had their horses near to them, Finley's being 'Carlo' and Finkle's a sorrel gelding of 15 hands tall with black points.
He points out that as the infamous Frank Finkel describes escaping on a badly wounded horse the body of the sorrel gelding wouldn't have been on the battlefield if Finkle/Finkel were one and the same.
Game. set and match I think.