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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2022 8:27 p.m. PST

… War of 1812

" At 1812 historic sites and museums a simple question is often asked by visitors: What did a soldier do during the day? This question is not an easy one to answer because you have to understand the soldier's way of life in 1812. In this article the soldier's morning routine will be tackled in hopes to assist museum professionals and reenactors in better telling the story of the British soldier during the war.

Today we all run on schedules. We wake up at the sound of an alarm clock, have breakfast, shower and get ready for work or school, pack a lunch and so on. Throughout the week we have numerous regular events like when payday comes and it off to pay the bills and do the groceries. Many attend church or some other religious institution on the weekend. Saturday may be laundry day and/or shopping at the mall. At one point in the month you will need a hair cut or have a special dinner once or twice a month with your spouse. Then there is sports practice, time at the gym, a night at the movies, and so on. As the seasons pass our schedules alter. Snow comes and you have to be up extra early to shovel the driveway, clean off the car and warm it up…."

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42flanker19 Apr 2022 10:23 a.m. PST

Evidently, life in barracks was hardly a domesitc idyll. A little frustrating that the account did not extend to the morning timetable in the field (-enemy allowing).

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2022 2:07 p.m. PST



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