Re: [WarOf1812] Park/Nafziger Reliability
- In a message dated 27/05/2003 9:12:37 AM, lalozon@... writes:
> From: "James Yaworsky" <jyaworsky@...>Oh yes and dear me. Should I bother meself to get up and dig out my copy of
> I believe the Park/Nafziger book contains a lot of minor errors.
> It should be used with caution....
> Thank you Jim
> as all books should and only original documentaion to be
> taken "ALMOST" at face value ........
> Horse Guards G. O. 1, July (18)11
> " All General Officers are to wear one aiguilette on the right
> shoulder instead of epaulettes .... "
> General Sir Isaac Brock at Queenston Heights is shot and killed
> ..... his coat is in the Canadian War Museum ....with two epaulettes!!!!
Anyway, I do recall my own huffing and puffing on the "reliability" of this
so-called work when I saw it listing the 93rd as having been "de-kilted" and
decommissioned as "Highland" sometime in the early 1800s. All of which is
balderdash and easily proven otherwise. (What happened - long story short-- Horse
Guards got its orders it was sending out wrong, and in the insuing confusion
one of those orders listed the 93rd as being de-kilted when another regiment
was supposed to be the actual recipient of said orders -- so the
De-Highlanidizing of the 93rd which did not happen, never happened, but Nazfiger happened
upon the erroneous document and, without further checking, went by said erroneous
In other words -- it's all a bunch of poo. Needless to say, I don't bother
digging out Nazfiger for reference, as it's information is all highly suspect,
THE Thin Red Line
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