I had fun. :-)
I had fun. :-)
Troy Groves "AZReenactor"
1st California Infantry Volunteers, Co. C
So, you think that scrap in the East is rough, do you?
Ever consider what it means to be captured by Apaches?
I saw the photos Shiloh NMP posted on their Facebook page. The 15th Iowa looked fantastic!
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Mess No. 1 is in the Mystery Machine driving home from Shiloh right now. Before everyone gets rolling on the AAR's, we just want to thank the men of the 15th Iowa for putting together one of the best Federal impressions I have seen in the field.
More importantly, we want to thank the WIG event staff for all of their hard work. We especially want to thank Matt Woodburn for his vision and for his enthusiasm in spearheading the event. Matt, you set the tone for the event, and we truly appreciate everything.
Full AAR to come later. Hard to type in the car.
Founding Member - Mess No. 1
A big thanks and a tip of the Hardee to all those that made the 15th Iowa adjunct possible. I had a blast, as well as my friend who was introduced to his first campaigner event.
Thanks again, and hope to see you all soon!
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Jeff "Thad" Gallagher
Pit Rat Mess
Huber Heights #777 F&AM
"The moralities of this company are not as good as they used to be, there is much swearing and abuse." Francis Kiene 49th OVI
You guys looked fantastic. I wish I could have been with you, but had other obligations, fortunately serving under great guys like Dom Dal Bello and Cal Kinzer and in a good company with a lot of AoP guys, but when you marched buy, the guys in my company were all cheering you. Great job, well done.
24th Mo Vol Inf
Cannoneer, US Army FA Museum Gun Crew
Member, Oklahoma Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
Company of Military Historians
Lawton/Fort Sill, OK
Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accepts the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay -- and claims a halo for his dishonesty.— Robert A. Heinlein
Wont forget this one... Ever.
Thanks to Mr Woodburn and everyone else responsible for somehow getting 500+ to shape an experience that will be carried in our memories for a lifetime.
Had an amazing time, my thanks to Col. Matt and the wig. This will be something I will never forget. On a side note if you are like me and just getting home check for tics! I had at least 8 found on me so make a quick check. But once again thanks to all involved it was great and a big thanks to Co. H
Johnson's Island POW
Calvin J. Clark Capt Co A 3rd Regt Tenn Vol. Surrendered at Donelson Feb.16th 1862. Residence Pulaski Tennessee.
"Having left a happy home, wife & children & sseribled???? Life & fortune for your country. I hope the time is not far distant, almost at hand, when those who know you best will show their appreciation of the sacrifice you have made. & that country for which you risked so much. Grow proud for having sent for her-son to do her battles."
Watching the 15th Iowa march into battle was definately a sight to see. Fantastic job boys!!! I felt like I was watching the real thing!
Seeing you guys march onto the field both days was amazing. Made me and fellow pards wish we had signed up had we not made prior commitments.
You fellas looked amazing Sunday when we came out of the trees. Too bad they kept us in the woods for 40 minutes while the dismounted dou...well you know...ripple fired at y'all.
Oak Park Lodge # 864, F&AM
Commandery #4, Knights Templar of Alabama
Duty is, then, the sublimest word in our language.Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less. -Col. Robert E.Lee, Superintendent of USMA West Point, 1852
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