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  • richard@rcroker.com
    Aug 2, 2004
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      Rats! I just missed you. I was up there last weekend.
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "NJ Rebel" <gerry1952@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2004 10:21 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: "At ease"


      > Dear Richard,
      >
      > Thanks for the compliment. There are others on this forum who are
      > more experienced in this sort of thing than I.
      >
      > BTW, if you are going to be anywhere near Antietam on 21st
      > August, I would be very happy to meet you there. I will be
      > journeying there with a friend who portrays Lt. General James
      > Longstreet for the Civil War Heritage Foundation and possibly
      > some other friends, etc for a personal tour. (I portray John
      > Walter Fairfax for the CWHF.)
      >
      > You can take the matter above to private email if you wish beyond
      > this point.
      >
      > I remain,
      > Your Humble and Obdt. Servant,
      > G. E. "Gerry" Mayers
      > Corporal,
      > Confederate Signal Corps,
      > Longstreet's Corps
      >
      > "It is Well that WAR is so Terrible;
      > else we shall grow too fond of it."
      > --Robert E. Lee
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: <richard@...>
      > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2004 10:12 PM
      > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: "At ease"
      >
      >
      > > NJ --
      > >
      > > That is JUST the kind of "stuff" I am always looking for.
      > Things like "In
      > > place, rest" lend a great amount to authenticity to my work.
      > Thank you!!!!
      > >
      > > And -- by the way ---
      > >
      > > "In place -- REST!"
      > >
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: "NJ Rebel" <gerry1952@...>
      > > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2004 10:06 PM
      > > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: "At ease"
      > >
      > >
      > > > Dear Richard,
      > > >
      > > > Interesting question. If you go to The Drill Network website,
      > and
      > > > then peruse either Hardee's or Gilham's or Casey's Manuals,
      > you
      > > > might be able to make such a determination.
      > > >
      > > > I do not believe such a command as currently known existed at
      > the
      > > > time. However, there are two commands used on the line to
      > > > indicate the soldiers did not have to remain at strict
      > attention.
      > > > One is "Parade Rest" (which means they extend their right
      > foot
      > > > backwards about six inches, lean their muskets into their
      > right
      > > > shoulders and clasp their hands together at about the third
      > > > band). The other command is "In place, rest"; this command is
      > > > executed just like "Prade, rest" but the men can talk, etc.
      > but
      > > > must have one foot at least marking their spot in the line.
      > > >
      > > > Hope this helps....
      > > >
      > > > BTW, the above is from Gilham's, which is the Drill Manual
      > used
      > > > by my reenacting organization, Longstreet's Corps....
      > > >
      > > > I remain,
      > > > Your Humble and Obdt. Servant,
      > > > G. E. "Gerry" Mayers
      > > > Corporal,
      > > > Confederate Signal Corps,
      > > > Longstreet's Corps
      > > >
      > > > "It is Well that WAR is so Terrible;
      > > > else we shall grow too fond of it."
      > > > --Robert E. Lee
      > > >
      > > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > > From: <richard@...>
      > > > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > > > Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2004 6:37 PM
      > > > Subject: [TalkAntietam] Re: "At ease"
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > > Was "at ease" a command in 1862? If not -- what would have
      > > > been it's
      > > > > equivalent?
      > > > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > > > From: "NJ Rebel" <gerry1952@...>
      > > > > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > > > > Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2004 9:55 PM
      > > > > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Longsteet's kids
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > > Dear Brian and TJ,
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Thanks much for the photos. Very interesting re James
      > > > Longstreet
      > > > > > Jr. military service.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > I remain,
      > > > > > Your Humble and Obdt. Servant,
      > > > > > G. E. "Gerry" Mayers
      > > > > > Corporal,
      > > > > > Confederate Signal Corps,
      > > > > > Longstreet's Corps
      > > > > >
      > > > > > "It is Well that WAR is so Terrible;
      > > > > > else we shall grow too fond of it."
      > > > > > --Robert E. Lee
      > > > > >
      > > > > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > > > > From: "Brian Morris" <ironbrigade@...>
      > > > > > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > > > > > Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2004 6:43 PM
      > > > > > Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Longsteet's kids
      > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > > > > There was actually talk at one point of having both
      > James
      > > > > > Longstreet and
      > > > > > > George Pickett moved to Arlington and being reburied
      > > > together
      > > > > > next to each
      > > > > > > other, their sons and a Confederate monument of some
      > sort
      > > > (Not
      > > > > > the current
      > > > > > > Confederate monument at Arlington). I don't recall the
      > > > details
      > > > > > off the top
      > > > > > > of my head and of course it never came about.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Brian
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > For photos of the brothers' gravesite and some
      > > > background
      > > > > > information
      > > > > > > > you can go to:
      > > > http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/jameslon.htm
      > > > > > for photos
      > > > > > > and
      > > > > > > > information on Major George Edward Pickett, Jr. who
      > is
      > > > buried
      > > > > > near the
      > > > > > > > Longstreet boys, click on:
      > > > > > http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/georgeed.htm
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > Regards,
      > > > > > > > Teej
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