Re: [WarOf1812] Loaner Uniforms and Newbies
- Hi everyone,
I think that Tim's point about "uniforms" is quite appropriate.
Here in the heartland the Fort Osage Garrison has used our extra uniform
pieces to gain a couple of new members that are currently sewing their
coatees. I normally portray a Surgeon, but I have a Privates kit too.
I am not very good at drill, but I don't have a problem in being a
regular soldier. When I was in the U.S. Army, I was a Lt. of Ordnance
and would not feel that I was qualified to command an infantry or
artillery or any other unit that I was not trained to lead. In the
Ordnance branch, I surely wouldn't want to lead an Explosive Ordnance
Demolition unit. I don't want to be found in little pieces all over the
place :-)! I also am not in any way qualified to command an 1812 line
unit. As a Surgeon, I am sometimes called upon to act a Adjutant due
there being no other officer present. I do it, but often not very well.
I am sure that a Surgeon of the time would be much better than I,
because he would be involved i the protocol every day, and of course, I
am not. Guess that's my 2 cents worth!
Surgeon,Fort Osage Garrison & U.S. Engineer