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37191Re: 1812 HMS Detroit

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  • Will Tatum
    Aug 18, 2008
      Bob et Al,
      One thing I ran across while researching a previous conflict (The F&I
      War) was sailors taking their hammocks ashore with them. The point that
      Larry makes seems pretty telling, but you could make something that looks
      like a blanket roll with a hammock.


      Yr Svt,
      Will Tatum



      On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 7:49 PM, bolton1812 <ebolton123@...> wrote:

      > --- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com <WarOf1812%40yahoogroups.com>, "Gord
      > Deans" <gord.deans@...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Larry,
      > >
      > > Of course, you are right. Where would "we" all be without our
      > > Provincial Marine.
      > >
      > > So, what about Royal Navy sailors carrying blanket rolls on land?
      > > Good idea?
      > >
      > > Gord Deans,
      > > HMS Charwell Landing Party.
      >
      > Gord,
      > Interesting. I posted the very same question on the 1812 Royal
      > Navy site recently. Perhaps you replied there, I can't remember.
      > It was in reference to an Osprey image showing a Royal Navy sailor
      > ready to go ashore on a landing party and he was wearing a blanket
      > roll.
      > I commented that it seemed logical to me that if they were going
      > to stay overnight or possibly for an extended time ashore that a
      > blanket (roll) is plausible.
      > Of course, it would help if Osprey sited references or sources
      > for their renderings in their books!
      > Cheers,
      > Bob Bolton
      >
      > >
      > > ---------------------
      > > Larry Lozon wrote:
      > >
      > > Gord
      > >
      > > Why not let lying dogs sleep ...
      > > the HMS Detroit Project is dead
      > >
      > > Be happy of the good outcomes
      > >
      > > 1. the creation of Provincial Marine
      > > 2. the steel hull will be made into a sailing ship
      > > 3. we had a good time talking about it
      > > 4. the WEASELS know who they are
      > >
      > > Now shall we denote our energy to another topic
      > >
      > > Correct 1812 footwear for soldiers
      > > ... did they wear low shoes, brogans, etc.?
      > > Did their shoes have hobnails, heal and toe plates, etc.
      > >
      > > More research?
      > >
      >
      >
      >


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