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Web Page Update - Alexandria Surrenders - August 23

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  • Todd Post
    List, There has been an update to the web page for the Alexandria Surrenders event, being held August 23, 2008 at the Carlyle House in Alexandria VA: General
    Message 1 of 47 , Aug 2, 2008
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      List,

      There has been an update to the web page for the "Alexandria
      Surrenders" event, being held August 23, 2008 at the Carlyle House in
      Alexandria VA:

      General event details can be found at:
      http://www.alexandria1814.org/Event_Details.html

      Participant information, including safety and authenticity guidelines,
      can be found at:
      http://www.alexandria1814.org/Living_History.html

      If you have any questions about the event in general, please contact
      Jim Bartlinski of the Carlyle House at jbartlinski@.... If you
      have any questions about the military living history program, please
      contact me off list.

      Sincerely,
      Todd Post
      Military Living History Coordinator
      Alexandria Surrenders
      www.alexandria1814.org

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    • Colin
      In a 1 out of every 10 study of *enlistment* papers for the USMC done at the National Archives by Mark Hilliard the average age was 26! At the outset of the
      Message 47 of 47 , Aug 7, 2008
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        In a "1 out of every 10" study of *enlistment* papers for the USMC
        done at the National Archives by Mark Hilliard the average age was
        26!
        At the outset of the war the USMC was so hard up for recruits they
        took anyone do the dislike of the commandant including old men.
        One recruiter told the Commandant that all he had enlisted were
        men in their 50s and 60s, saying to the effect that they were
        totally useless but that was all that were signing up so he was
        obliged to take them and there is no rebuff of their enlistment from
        the records of the Commandant.

        There were even two specific incidents of Marines known as "Old
        Brannigan" and "Old McGuinness" serving on two seperate stations

        Old Brannigan (in New York if I recall correctly)was discharged in
        1813 but the offiecer allowed him to live in Barracks because he
        feared the trip home would kill him!!!!

        Old McGuinness was taken from streneous duty and made a waiter for
        his officer in CHarleston SC.

        There are also plenty of record of men being discharged during the
        war for "old age"

        So when you look across the field or down the line at us 1812 US
        Marines those white hairs on many may be accurate, not just because
        the Marines kept their hair powdered through the war, but because
        some may not have needed powder :)

        YHOS
        Colin Murphy
        USS CON 1812 MG
        USMCHC
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