Corporal Long told me that when the Squarehead applied for enlistment at the Baltimore Recruiting Office he was so unsophisticated that they had to lash him to a bunk and blindfold him before they could get leather shoes on him. Major Kelly, "The Colonel" of Salmagundi days, was the recruiting officer that accepted the latest immigrant from Schleswig, and thereby wove for himself a crown of thorns.
Ager, Ernest W.
"The Squarehead and the Square,"
Word Ways: Vol. 38
, Article 22.
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