"This is how I spent the 4th" Topic
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| Private Matter ||06 Jul 2015 3:53 a.m. PST|
|Who asked this joker||06 Jul 2015 1:36 p.m. PST|
That MC could have won the war single-handedly by talking the Union army to death.
The last minute and a half is worth the watch.
| Private Matter ||06 Jul 2015 6:45 p.m. PST|
WATJ: Paul Branch, the MC and chief ranger for the park is a great guy and knowledgeable historian but I agree that there was a bit too talk. Imagine standing there in 90 degree heat wearing those uniforms. It was hot.
|Who asked this joker||07 Jul 2015 5:50 a.m. PST|
Imagine standing there in 90 degree heat wearing those uniforms. It was hot.
No need to imagine. I've done it! I was a red leg (#2 man like YOU!) for about 6 years. Served on a full scale ordinance rifle, 10# parrot rifle, a mountain howitzer and was a ringer on a 12# napoleon. Never anything as big as a 32# though. Impressive!
But yes. I've endured the talks. I am sure the ranger/MC was quite knowledgeable or he would not be in the position he was in. Just needs to know his audience and consider the guys wearing wool too!
|Old Wolfman||08 Jul 2015 6:44 a.m. PST|
One of my first assignments as a reenactor way back in the early 1990's,since I loaned my musket to a pard,was as a backup crewman on a mountain howitzer. I did get to help shift the carriage a bit,then stood back.