"Battalion Drill at Gettysburg July 7-8" Topic
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|ScottWashburn ||23 Jun 2012 11:57 a.m. PST|
On July 7-8, 2012 the Mifflin Guard Civil War reenactment battalion will be putting on its annual display of battalion drill, firing, and camp life at Gettysburg National Military Park. The program starts at 9AM on Saturday July 7th at the Pennsylvania Monument and runs until Sunday afternoon. The Mifflin Guard is renowned throughout the reenactment community for the excellence of its drill. Come and see the various formations and maneuvers used by Civil War infantry. Hear the roar of massed vollies!
|SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER ||23 Jun 2012 7:22 p.m. PST|
|Old Slow Trot ||02 Jul 2012 5:52 a.m. PST|
Just be careful in that heat.
|Old Slow Trot ||11 Jul 2012 5:36 a.m. PST|
Hoping it went well for those who managed to go.
|ScottWashburn ||18 Jul 2012 1:56 a.m. PST|
It did go very well, I'm happy to say. The heat scared away a lot of my troops, but we still had 60 there on Saturday and set up a nice camp and were able to talk to a lot of people and do our demos. It hit 102, but there was a steady breeze and we took shelter in the shade of some trees (the few that are left after the Mad Lumberjacks came through).
The Mifflin Guard has it's own (functional) medical detachment and they kept a close watch on everyone and nobody went down from the heat. At least none of our people. At one point two young girls touring the field hospital passed out and within moments they were on cots with cold compresses and being professionally cared for, long before the Park Service EMT arrived. Well done!
|Old Slow Trot ||18 Jul 2012 5:47 a.m. PST|
It seems ,to me at least,the weather is repeating similar patterns to what was reported 150 years ago.
|Old Slow Trot ||21 Aug 2012 5:57 a.m. PST|
And this coming weekend,is the 150th anniversary event at Richmond,KY.