11119Re: [WarOf1812] 104th, Kingston to Quebec
- Jun 1, 2001Mark,
That's one hell of a trek!!
I had 42 guys complete a 24 km march in blazing heat over two days from
Chippawa to Fort Erie, and you should have seen the agony and the feet
then!! Some were in rough shape. Myself included.
I can just imagine 500 to 600 kms !!! OOO-la-la.
Hey, 1812 re-enactors aren't the worlds most physically capable guys you
know...hahahaha, however, I don't doubt that a few that are modern-day army
boys could make a journey like that, it's case of who would volunteer to do
It is a thought though. Just a thought. Tonnes of planning and lots of time
to complete it.
It is, indeed, a thought. It's things like that which gives us modern-day
folks a lot of respect for the men of the armies back then. That's for sure.
>From: "Ibbotson, Mark [LSS]" <m.ibbotson@...>_________________________________________________________________________
>To: "'WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com'" <WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com>
>Subject: [WarOf1812] 104th
>Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2001 10:05:36 +0100
>Ive just been reeding the memoirs of LeCouter. I was wondering if any
>re-enactment group has attempted the winter march by the 104th to "kingston
>from Quebec" At least thats what i recall it as been.
>Also do any groups intend trying this in the future. Sounds like somthing i
>wish to try.
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