Re: Were you a good soldier?
- Hey Mike,
I received an original leather covered document box, that was lined with an 1812 newspaper. There is an article about Porter surrendering at Mackinaw Island. So I suppose I must had been a good little soldier at some point last year.
It was good to meet you and Peg at the Louisiana Purchase commemoration. Overall, it was an outstanding event.
Dave Bennett, 1st U.States Infantry
--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "PEGGY MATHEWS" <ciefranche21e@m...> wrote:
> Related to history and reenacting my brother-in-law gave me the first three volumes from Robert Gardiner's series (as editor) of sea warfare 1793-1815for Christmas. "Fleet Battle and Blockade," "Nelson Against Napoleon," and "The Campaign of Trafalgar." I already had the War of 1812 volume and the 1805-end book, so now it's complete. Many, many actions I was totally unaware of, which serve not only to broaden my view but also provide lots of wargame scenarios.
> My dear wife to support my F&IW impression (as French of course) gave me an epee du soldat and a gourd canteen. So I guess I was a good little soldier this year. Any you?
> Happy New Years all.
> Michael Mathews
> "The only thing better than chocolate, is more chocolate!"
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