Another little know military fact from that time period and that era was that of General William Hull who lost Detroit to the British early in the War of 1812. A court martial actually sentenced him to be shot for his incompetence but was let off the hook. I don't know of any other American general so treated, though that bumbling Paul Reeve was VERY close to that. After helping to cause the United States worst naval defeat ever, he was court martialed, but then had the charges dropped. He was not sentenced to death like William Hull though, even if Hull was let off as well.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"