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Relieved of command and reduced in rank to colonel, the only female general on our list was in charge of the prison at Abu Ghraib in Iraq during the war in Iraq.  Karpinski was fired when information and photos leaked to the press showing mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners by US jailers.  Karpinski bitterly refutes the charges against her for poor leadership having allowed the infractions, and has blamed then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld for allowing civilian contractors trained at Guantanamo Bay and Afghanistan to work in the prison.  Is she a political scapegoat?  Read her book and decide for yourself.

A Union division commander under Gen. U.S. Grant at the battle of Shiloh, Wallace was the scapegoat for the failure of the Union forces to win a decisive victory.  Relieved of his command, Wallace later served well in other roles, including as Governor of New Mexico Territory.  Wallace was bitter his entire life about being blamed unfairly for the Shiloh debacle and he later wrote the famous novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, a story of a man wrongly accused that achieves redemption, which presumably is how he saw himself. (Note: Ben-Hur was made into a motion picture 4 times, most notably the 1959 version with Charlton Heston, as well as plays and a television miniseries.)

In charge of American forces in the Northwest during the War of 1812, Hull bungled an invasion of Canada and then surrendered Fort Detroit to an inferior force.  For his ineptitude, Hull was court-martialed and sentenced to be shot, but was spared only by a reprieve from President Madison.

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Relieved of command and reduced in rank to colonel, the only female general on our list was in charge of the prison at Abu Ghraib in Iraq during the war in Iraq.  Karpinski was fired when information and photos leaked to the press showing mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners by US jailers.  Karpinski bitterly refutes the charges against her for poor leadership having allowed the infractions, and has blamed then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld for allowing civilian contractors trained at Guantanamo Bay and Afghanistan to work in the prison.  Is she a political scapegoat?  Read her book and decide for yourself.

A Union division commander under Gen. U.S. Grant at the battle of Shiloh, Wallace was the scapegoat for the failure of the Union forces to win a decisive victory.  Relieved of his command, Wallace later served well in other roles, including as Governor of New Mexico Territory.  Wallace was bitter his entire life about being blamed unfairly for the Shiloh debacle and he later wrote the famous novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, a story of a man wrongly accused that achieves redemption, which presumably is how he saw himself. (Note: Ben-Hur was made into a motion picture 4 times, most notably the 1959 version with Charlton Heston, as well as plays and a television miniseries.)

In charge of American forces in the Northwest during the War of 1812, Hull bungled an invasion of Canada and then surrendered Fort Detroit to an inferior force.  For his ineptitude, Hull was court-martialed and sentenced to be shot, but was spared only by a reprieve from President Madison.

Remember those Monarch eggs I wrote about two weeks ago that I found on my front yard milkweed?  The photos below illustrate how easy it is to raise Monarch butterflies at home.  It’s fun and gratifying to bring the eggs inside for fostering.

Now’s the time of year you’ll find Monarch butterfly eggs on your milkweed.  Just turn over the leaves, look on the underside and you’ll see them.   Your helping hand could give those eggs a higher chance– from 10% to 90%– of completing their life cycle and becoming a butterfly.   Mother Nature can be brutal.  Threats lurk everywhere for the tiny eggs, which serve as  a protein pop for beetles, ants, and  wasps–equivalent of a highly nutritious smoothie.    

Once the eggs hatch and start munching on milkweed leaves, the holes and “chew marks” they leave in their wake signal to predators that a tasty morsel is near.   While birds generally don’t find Monarchs tasty, they don’t know that until they have their first bite.

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