Friday, June 8, 2012

CW Jacket

I attended an annual Civil War Reenactment recently and spied this front to a soldier's jacket. He's a private in Company A, Third Regiment Volunteer Infantry. Growing up, 'playing army' in the back fields was always a rite of a long summer. We had uniforms, canteens, maps and hand-made weapons of wood. We'd entertain ourselves for hours with various daring maneuvers and secret reconnaissance missions along Gulliver's Pond. Sometimes we even took our rafts to water in our elaborate war games. After a morning chock full war, it was time for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and cherry Kool-Aid in the mess hall.

12 comments:

  1. As a youngster I read and studied the Civil War, went on to other interests as an adult, but came full circle after visiting Savannah and Charleston last April. I would have loved to have seen this enactment.

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  2. somehow i doubt if that's what the typical civil war soldier ate.

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  3. You have an eye for the details.

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  4. Here's to the good ole days!

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  5. Ah the memories. Same thing here but in South Dakota....Army and cowboys and Indians. Even had some real ones.

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  6. Did you play 20th Maine at Little Round Top?

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  7. I must have played with guns. All little boys do. But I honestly can't remember doing so.

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  8. You have a great penchant for bringing back long tucked away memories of youth.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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