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Greenhorn
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Here are a few photos of me as 1800's militia.


Families sleep peaceably in their beds at night as there are rough men about who will do violence in their behalf.


 
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Cant seem to figure out how this works so please forgive me.


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I'll get it some day


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I be the fellow in the green forage cap.


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145 at Gettysburg as the 14th Indiana.


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Nice pics. Thanks for sharing. RH
 
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Originally posted by bangfxr:
Here are a few photos of me as 1800's militia.
Good stuff...thanks for sharing


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Booshway
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Very nice pics, my first interest in history was The War Between the States.
 
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Bangfxr,
Do you know about the Irish involvement in the Mexican-American War?
St. Patricks Battalion
Pretty interesting. Were American artillerymen, but do to prejudice from the mostly Protestant American Army, they deserted and joined the Mexican Army.
I didn't know anything about them until I saw a Tom Berenger movie called "One Man's Hero".
I think it's just about the only movie about the Mexican-American War.
 
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They were referred to as the San Patricio's and everyone of them were ardent Catholics and felt it as wrong for America to be there at all. When they were captured Gen'l Scott convened a courts martial. The leaders were shot by firing squad, 4-5 young men were branded with a D on the left cheek and kicked out. the rest were hung as soon as the national flag was seen flying over the citadel. There were still 200 Irishmen who remained loyal to the American army and were angry and ashamed as well at their kinsmens actions. there is a book titled Gone for Soldiers. It does a good job on outlining the Mexican war and the young officers who would go on to be generals in the CW. Mexico celebrates St Patrick's day and where they were hung is San Patricio's square and there is a placard listing their names and that they were hero's of Mexico.


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Thank you for sharing the pictures, they look great.

BC


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Here is a photo of Veterans Day parade in Indianapolis, IN.
The markings on the stripes are the battle honors where our Reg't fought.


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There's a Carlos Murphy restaurant in San Diego CA
 
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