Patrick Ferguson Sniper

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Did you know that George Washington was very close to death during the Revolutionary War. British sniper Patrick Ferguson had a chance to shoot him, but chose not to. He had one rule for sniping: He couldn’t shoot an enemy who was not aware of his presence. Sniping is different now, isn’t it? One night in September of 1777 the British went to ambush the American officers. Ferguson remembered his rule and did what a smart sniper would do and make his presence known to the officers. The officers trotted away on their horses. That was when Ferguson had the most clear shot. General Washington’s back was turned, Ferguson didn’t shoot. The rest is history. This example of mercy was when Patrick Ferguson could have killed many other people, this
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