37191Re: 1812 HMS Detroit
- Aug 18, 2008Bob 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.
On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 7:49 PM, bolton1812 <ebolton123@...> wrote:
> --- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com <WarOf1812%40yahoogroups.com>, "Gord
> Deans" <gord.deans@...>
> > 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.
> 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
> 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!
> 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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