help me with a "Never trust an enlisted man"quote




 
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July 2nd, 2003  
Anonymous
 

Topic: help me with a "Never trust an enlisted man"quote


I'm not sure if this is a quote or not. I often saw it displayed on walls.

I think it was attributed to a seasoned Civil War Officer advising a young officer.

It went something like....watch out for the enlisted man, he is sly and crafty and not to be trusted.

Can any one help me with the entire quote and/or a source?
July 8th, 2003  
Redleg
 
 
Can't find anytning about this quote....

Sorry...
July 24th, 2003  
Anonymous
 
I think it came from a 19th (or very early 20th) century naval officers guide
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September 18th, 2003  
Redleg
 
 
I think this is the quote you are looking for, it's from an Army officers guide (1894)

http://www.military-quotes.com/forum....php?p=566#566
December 29th, 2003  
Anonymous
 
I believe its from the Naval Officers Manual.. something like, " the enlisted man is unintellingent, but cunning, and bears close watching" or something like that.