So where do you come up with the assumption they were relieved for refusing to shoot Americans? I have not read that. Except here. From what I've read these two general officers were relieved for failure to properly secure their commands. I believed they were fired by their commander, as they should have been provided those charges are, in fact, true. Since they retired, I'm thinking that they agreed.
Originally Posted by opsspec1991
Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man gainst his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia...Tenche Coxe, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.