Re: AAR for Shiloh Adjunct
For the record, I had read and heard about all the work that was going into the ration issue for months before the event. I had heard and read the excitement about the ration issue for months before the event. Many of my re-enacting brothers were part of the Iowa b'hoys and I am well acquainted with how they do with strenuous activity in hot, humid weather on little sleep and less food. I've sat with them in the EMT crisis tent in just such situations. The other ladies in Purdy knew their re-enacting brothers and re-enacting nephews likewise well.
Originally Posted by Pvt Schnapps
Knowing the b'hoys were told to come with "flat haversacks" and rations would be issued, the b'hoys had just spent a cold, wet night on the boat, a five mile march in the warming weather, and a strenuous battle in the hot, humid sun... imagine our "nightmares of Manassas" type thoughts when we heard those rations had "fallen through."
So we ladies formed a party to go get to the bottom of these rumors and hopefully assure ourselves that our re-enacting brothers were still on their respective feet and not in the EMT crisis tent. We did our best to remain on the outskirts of the camp and go through military camp protocols like finding an officer. Once we had seen that the ration issue had come through as promised and our brothers were still on their feet, we were happy to leave you to your "petticoats" free period moments.
I would like to apologize to the gents who had their period moments ruined by my presence for a short time, and doubly so if some of the food I shared disagreed with you. I would like to thank the officer who took the time to speak with us and make sure we could assure ourselves our re-enacting brothers were well enough.
I am VERY glad the hard work of your ration issue (and camp dressing, logistics planning, and hundreds of little period moment details) came off very well and the b'hoys got to enjoy them. Good work. :-)
-Elaine "Ivy Wolf" Kessinger