What would we have done if we both were in uniform?
BTW, did you get a chance to catch some of the "drill" being done
on the front lawn of the Antietam VC led by the volunteer in the
park dressed as a Federal Sgt. Major (I think)? He did not have
his tunic on but had his vest on. It was hilarious to see his
"company" attempt to perform the Manual of Arms!
Your humble servant,
Co. B, "Tom Green Rifles",
Fourth Regiment, Texas Volunteer Infantry
"I know of no fitter resting-place for a soldier than the field
on which he has nobly laid down his life." --General Robert
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2001 8:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] The perils of wet powder
> In a message dated 6/25/01 6:53:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> awturner@... writes:
> > Have those of you who attended the artillery event in
> > weekend anything to report about firing in what must have
been a very
> > heavy rain?
> Wasn't a problem on Saturday and I see that Gerry says it
was even nicer
> on Sunday. One thing the weather conditions did was give a
> "whumpf" sound to the cannon fire.
> The fellows who did the drill - the Baltimore Light
Artillery - were led
> by a West Pointer and for real artilleryman who really knew his
> didn't get his name but he gave excellent descriptions and
> the crowd and the BLA, as usual, did a very good job.
> I don't know if Gerry was following me or I was following
him, but we
> ran into each other in about three different parts of the
> was in uniform and I kept wishing that I was.
> Jim Morgan