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Re: 1812 vs Napoleonic events

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  • Larry Lozon
    ... Your Grace: Great for mucking about on your estate. But when engaging the enemy, your finest, Sir. Crimson, gold, danglies, boots, my God man, a member of
    Message 1 of 22 , Mar 3, 1999
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      >and then blue frock coat.<

      Your Grace: Great for mucking about
      on your estate. But when engaging the
      enemy, your finest, Sir. Crimson, gold,
      danglies, boots, my God man, a member
      of the aristocracy.

      Your Humble servant
      Larry Lozon
      PS: excuse me I got carried away!

      -----Original Message-----
      From: BritcomHMP@... <BritcomHMP@...>
      To: WarOf1812@onelist.com <WarOf1812@onelist.com>
      Date: Wednesday, March 03, 1999 10:39 AM
      Subject: [WarOf1812] Re: 1812 vs Napoleonic events


      >From: BritcomHMP@...
      >
      >In a message dated 3/3/99 9:00:43 AM Central Standard Time,
      NINETY3RD@...
      >writes:
      >
      ><< As for all of us who "do" Napoleonic usually being officers (our 20 odd
      >93rd
      > members may take exception to that, as would all those in the ranks in the
      > French units, the 95th, the new 42nd, etc), I can only surmise this means
      one
      > or two other persons who portray general staff. Well! We all know there
      was
      > no such thing as general staff in the 1812 war, yes? And I mean anyhow,
      how
      > could a staff uniform worn of the type in Europe ever be used over here? I
      > mean, there would be the 1812 general staff uniform instead of the
      Napoleonic
      > general staff uniform wouldn't there? >>
      >
      >
      >Quite Benton, I was beginning to wonder if actually being able to turn out
      in
      >various orders of dress was not the norm in the war of 1812. I personally
      >turned out in at Missisenewa in undress Staff uniform on Saturday,
      embroidered
      >full dress coat with stockings and shoes for the dance and then blue frock
      >coat when the weather turned nasty next day. Perhaps this kind of variation
      is
      >considered too ' Napoleonic'.
      >
      >But then there were you with trews for the battle and kilt in the evening.
      >Oooo too Napoleonic for words! ;-)
      >
      >
      >Cheers
      >
      >Tim
      >
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