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A Once in a Lifetime Experience

I thought that I would intersperse my normal blog with a personal story that happened 22 years ago. It began during the first weekend in December of 1994, which was Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th. I had been … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, Part 35

Indeed, how do you describe such a sojourn as the 150th Gettysburg? I can say it was the most-whirlwind reenactment that I have ever attended. Up until last year, I had always leisurely driven or flown to the 135th, 140th … Continue reading

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NEW EVENT: Battle of Old Washington, Nov 2-3

WASHINGTON, Ark. — With the Civil War capture of Little Rock by Union forces in 1863, Arkansas’s state government relocated to the Southwest Arkansas town of Washington, where it used the 1836 Hempstead County Courthouse as its new capitol. Confederate troops encamped … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, Part 34

We had all changes clothes…which took away some of the smell we had accumulated over the last four days, but I can imagine what the waitress at the Texas Roadhouse must have thought about us: “Where have these weirdoes with … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, Part 33

Trying to get out of a parking lot after a reenactment is the same as trying to get out of a parking lot after a big football game. The main traffic lane is full, and the ancillary lanes on both … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, Part 32

After a few more minutes, I saw some of my Pards who were members of our convoy group of eight. As per our previous plan for assembly and departure from the Reenactment, we all started retiring from the battlefield as … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, Part 31

Just as I thought we were going to be flanked and all shot down with enfiladed fire, the battalion in front of us wheeled to meet the Yankee unit. We were free to advance to the stone wall against the … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, Part 30

Now came time for some real maneuvering. Reaching the staging area, our battalion was given the order: “By Battalion, into line…March!” Quickly all three of our companies went into company battle lines, then moved efficiently into a battalion line…three companies … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, Part 29

It doesn’t matter what Confederate ancestor you portray, or of what Confederate unit you are a member. When you come to a Gettysburg Reenactment, Pickett’s Charge is what you wait for. To be able to march across the long expanse, … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, Part 28

The buildup of troops for Pickett’s Charge had begun. There must have been at least 1500 troops rapidly occupying the woods in our general area alone. To our south, even more were being mustered. About 1:00pm, a person portraying Gen. … Continue reading

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