(off the record: NICE looking impression! Do you use one or two blankets when campaigning? Where do you leave your poncho?)
Still at least 5,000 confirmed Confederate Germans.
We'll hang Jeff Davis from the sour apple tree!
Just one blanket. They weigh about five pounds and you want to carry as little weight as possible. Instead of a poncho we use the standard issue gum blankets wrapped up inside the blanket roll, hanging from the blanket roll or folded over the waist belt(the method I find most comfortable). Each soldier would carry half a shelter tent as well. However you dont need one tent for every two people and can fit four in a shelter tent if you need to, or just go without.
As far as Germans in the Confederate army about half were drafted if I recall but I'm not to certain on that.
In Medieval England...I mean...Medieval England, Iowa
this is a few years old, but i havnt posted it and i definately havnt posted here in a while, so i thought some of you would enjoy it.
This is myself and other historical interpreters at Fort Delaware state park firing the 32 pound seacoast gun with a full powder charge (no shot) for the first time since the work was decommissioned in the 40s. We did an xray scan of the barrel to ensure it was serviceable, but we ere definitely nervous anyway. I hope you guys enjoy!
Whole bunch of pics of me and the 4th NY Light Artillery with our M1841 12pdr Field Howitzer Beauregard a various events from 2008 to 2010. I missed the first day of Pierce Creek last year and the remaining days got rained out so I don't have any pics from last years Pierce Creek event. Some of the pics are of my unit galvanizing as Rebs at Newtown in 2009 and using the 137th NY's mountain Howitzer at Old Mill Village same year. Wish I had pics me firing the 2nd Model Dragoon I'm holding in the one pic, good 2 feet of muzzle flash when I fired it at the night actions at Pierce Creek.