Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World.
Sir Edward Creasy.
I like to repeat this story of gentlemanly behaviour at the time. British Major Ackland was wounded and in American hands. His wife, Lady Ackland insisted the British commander Gentleman Johnny Burgoyne that he give her a letter to American General Gates for safe conduct. She resisted advice and proceeded the American lines.
The sentry could not believe his ears and called for back up. He was superstitious and the clear tones of a woman calling out spooked him. Finally they held fire and she was conducted to her husband. All aid was given to him.
True this has nothing to do with the post, for which I ask largesse. To recall the incident of the death of General Fraser, the account stated that two American officers viewed Fraser and his damaging directions. One said "That man must die". Such is war and now history.
As for Maher, I will not waste invective on such a man. Another ramble by me.