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Re: [TalkAntietam] Hill's Light Division March

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  • Brett Bondurant
    Thanks for all the great discussion on this. My reenactment unit and I plan to participate in the reenactment of the march of Hill s Light Division on Sept. 7
    Message 1 of 13 , Jun 28, 2012
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      Thanks for all the great discussion on this. My reenactment unit and I
      plan to participate in the reenactment of the march of Hill's Light
      Division on Sept. 7 and I just wanted to portray his men's attire as
      closely as possible.


      Thanks,

      Brett Bondurant

      On 6/28/2012 9:14 AM, DPowell334@... wrote:
      >
      > The trowsers were all part of the new uniform issue that most
      > regiments in
      > the two divisions received in late August or early September, just before
      > the move. There are numerous references to those issues in the letters
      > and
      > diaries of Kershaw's Benning's, Robertson's, and other troops.
      >
      > Dave Powell
      >
      >
      > In a message dated 6/28/2012 7:04:03 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
      > gerry1952@... <mailto:gerry1952%40verizon.net> writes:
      >
      > When it went to Chickamauga, the two divisions of Longstreet's Corps that
      > went west were all outfitted with kersey blue trowsers according to
      > research Don Troiani did for one of his paintings. The trowsers may
      > have been
      > appropriated from dead Yankees.
      >
      > Hope this helps!
      >
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      >
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