A friend left a rifle and pistol on the Cotton Wood battlefield on
Sunday after the second battle. He laid them down in the grass while
he was helping me load the artillery onto the trailer. There were a
few citizens talking with us and we got distracted. He walked off
accidentally leaving his weapons in the grass near were the federal
artillery was placed on the field.
The Dead Horse Park Rangers have been contacted and no weapons have
been found. They even searched both battlefields with no results.
If any of you picked up the rifle and pistol (I don't know what types
of weapons were lost) or knows who might have secured these weapons
please let me know so we can get them home.
On a side note, I want to thank all the CW reenactors who came out
and had fun this past weekend. I enjoyed everyone's company and we
seem to be growing in AZ.
1st Maryland Light Artillery, Battery A, U.S.