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ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jun 2012 12:57 p.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 Inactive Member23 Jun 2012 8:22 p.m. PST

Cool beans!

Old Slow Trot Inactive Member02 Jul 2012 6:52 a.m. PST

Just be careful in that heat.

Old Slow Trot Inactive Member11 Jul 2012 6:36 a.m. PST

Hoping it went well for those who managed to go.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Jul 2012 2:56 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 Inactive Member18 Jul 2012 6:47 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 Inactive Member21 Aug 2012 6:57 a.m. PST

And this coming weekend,is the 150th anniversary event at Richmond,KY.

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