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    Whiskey.  As punishment for an earlier infraction Colonel Ferrero had forbidden the 51st Pennsylvania from receiving their whiskey ration.  When exhorting these men to take Burnside’s Bridge the Pennsylvanians asked if they might receive their whiskey as reward for the accomplishing the deed to which Ferrero replied, “Yes, by God.”  Ferrero’s men seized the bridge and their whiskey.

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    Answer:

    Whiskey.  As punishment for an earlier infraction Colonel Ferrero had forbidden the 51st Pennsylvania from receiving their whiskey ration.  When exhorting these men to take Burnside’s Bridge the Pennsylvanians asked if they might receive their whiskey as reward for the accomplishing the deed to which Ferrero replied, “Yes, by God.”  Ferrero’s men seized the bridge and their whiskey.

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