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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, part 17

We were given the command to Forward March, and we began our assault uphill. Our battalion is in one long line of four companies with a total of about 110 men. Our colors (flag) were in the center of the … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, part 16

There were no clouds in the sky, and the heat rolled in on us as we marched toward the battle ground. Our long sleeve shirts under our frock coats were completely soaked with sweat. We took off our hats to … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, part 15

We got to sit around awhile, and I talked with Dan from Massachusetts for a long time. He was just an easy person to talk to. He shared some more about his life and what he planned to do over … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, part 10

Our unit’s First Sergeant was designated the battalion guide with his position being at the end of our battalion’s left for the entire reenactment weekend. Our company was to the left of the colors (flag), so we always tried to … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, part 8

One of things you hate the most at a reenactment is reveille. I believe every unit has a bugler that tries to blow the loudest horn in the whole Confederate Army to wake you. We must have heard at least … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, part 7

The rain continued for a while, and one of the 3rd Louisiana men – Gary was his name – asked me how many men we had and where we would be sleeping. I said there were eight of us and … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, part 5

Needless to say, I was scared that I wouldn’t be allowed to participate in the reenactment. However, the registrar was very accommodating, and since one of our men that had preregistered wasn’t there, I used his name. I was issued … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, part 2

I was really getting about as nervous as a long-tail cat in a room full of rocking chairs. When I happened to walk outside for the umpteenth time around 8:30, the caravan pulled into my driveway. Boy!  Was I glad … Continue reading

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Sacred Ground 32

On Saturday, May 28th, we slept late, had a leisurely breakfast, and drove 15 miles to the Wilderness battlefield. This is a very different area than it was in 1863. There aren’t as many trees still standing. In 1863 the … Continue reading

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Why Reenactors Do What We Do

The 150th anniversary of the Red River Campaign in Arkansas is April 2014.  Who wants to march with me?  Contact me for more information!

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