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Sacred Ground 30

I would be indigent if I didn’t recount the story of Sgt. Richard Rowland Kirkland. I have read about him many times. One article referred to him as the Angel of Marye’s Heights. Sgt. Kirkland was in the 2nd South … Continue reading

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LONGHUNTER 11, It is supposed to rain

LONGHUNTER 11 It is supposed to rain on our way to New Orleans on Thursday with some severe thunderstorms. I just love setting up tents in the rain. However, we are not completely nuts. If it is raining too hard … Continue reading

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LONGHUNTER 10, 7:00AM Sergeant Steve will appear

LONGHUNTER 10 On Thursday morning at 7:00AM Sergeant Steve will appear at my door with his long-cab Pickup to get me and my gear for our trek to New Orleans. There are going to be 4 of us in the … Continue reading

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LONGHUNTER 9, When you get ready

LONGHUNTER 9 When you get ready for a reenactment, there are many things you need to have available in your pack/carry bag, haversack, knapsack and on your person. As far as what I have to have as a uniform, I … Continue reading

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LONGHUNTER 8, winging our way to New Orleans

LONGHUNTER 8 Thursday the 10th of January we will be winging our way to New Orleans. I am really looking forward to it. I think the fighting scenario is going to be absolutely amazing. I know I will learn a … Continue reading

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LONGHUNTER 6 The predominate way that you carry a flintlock musket

Longhunter 6 The predominate way that you carry a flintlock musket is a little different from how you carry the Civil War percussion musket. The Civil War musket was predominately carried by the right arm at the command of Right Shoulder … Continue reading

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LONGHUNTER 5, While in the warm arsenal

LONGHUNTER 5 While in the warm arsenal, Sergeant Steve went over how to fire our flintlocks. The most interesting thing about the sequence of firing is that you don’t use percussion caps. You use a small amount of the powder … Continue reading

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LONGHUNTER 4, We met for our first drill

LONGHUNTER 4 We met for our first drill on Saturday, December 29th at MacArthur Park on 9th Street in Little Rock, AR. There were 7 of us and everybody was decked out in their finery to see how we looked. … Continue reading

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LONGHUNTER 3, they are no longer white

LONGHUNTER 3 If you guessed they are no longer white, you are correct. My Pard dyed them in walnut dye he had extracted from boiling walnuts.  Once he had dyed the trousers and frock coat, he put them in vinegar … Continue reading

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LONGHUNTER 2 ,Longhunter clothing is really different

LONGHUNTER 2 Longhunter clothing is really different than Civil War clothing. We can wear the same Civil War shoes/brogans as long as our trousers cover the tops of the brogans. We aren’t supposed to show any lace up shoes. The … Continue reading

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