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Re: 1812 Babies- those crazy scots

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  • Mike
    Mark, I will never ask you to babysit my kids! LOL!!
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 11, 2012
      Mark, I will never ask you to babysit my kids! LOL!!

      --- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "Mark Dickerson" <mdickerson1@...> wrote:
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      > I suspect that the sling is a pretty old invention in the maternity world.
      > However there is another option.
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      > There is story of a Private McBain of the Royal Scots who carried his son in
      > his backpack into the Battle of Malplaquet, fought on September 11, 1709.
      > There is a mannequin in the Scottish Regimental Museum of Private McBain and
      > his son. I can't condne this with the current child care laws in Canada. J
      > If the picture doesn't come through, then I will post it to the pictures
      > file.
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      > Mark Dickerson
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      > ". she threw the boy at me. I was obliged to put him in my haversack: He was
      > about three months of age. As we were inclining to the right, the boy got a
      > shot in the arm. I then got a surgeon and dressed it. I had neither bread
      > nor drink to give him. I got a dram to him from an officer and a leg of a
      > foul; then he held his peace and was very quiet all night ; in the morning
      > his mother took him from me."
      > Another version of the story tells us that the infant was given to his
      > father because the mother wanted to return home to Scotland from the winter
      > quarters .Having no other choice because he was in battle, McBain carried
      > his son into battle during 3 hours
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      > At first, I did not notice the baby being carried by the soldier, Private
      > McBain.
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      > "It was at Malplaquet that a soldier's wife who had been in winter quarters,
      > decided to return home to Scotland. She handed her infant son to his father,
      > Private McBain, who was on parade. Having nowhere else to put him, Private
      > McBain fought the battle with the child in his knapsack."
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