In a message dated 28/02/2005 19:28:18 Central Standard Time,
I'm Intererested in trying to get more local (New Orleans) people involved
in the battle that's reenacted right in our back yard. I'm working with an
umbrella group that's trying to recruit for the Baratarian cannoneers; Plauche's
Battalion; and Beale's Rifle Company.
If you're interested, please e-mail me, or be at the Battlefield at 10:00 AM
Saturday, March 12.
I fear that John will be unable to be at the park at that time as he lives
in Los Angeles! At the annual re-enactment he plays Col. Burgoine R.E. at the
lantern tour. Though I am local I will be unable to be there myself, as I
said I am tied up most Saturdays and Sundays.
BTW thus morning I was holding in my hands the only rife known to have been
carried by a member of Beals' Rifles, and a Brown Bess marked to the 7th Foot
(Royal Fusiliers) both of which will be in the Historic New Orleans
Collection exhibition on the battle that will commence in May.
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