Honoring the Battles, Soldiers and Spirits

“FIX BAYONETS”

“FIX BAYONETS” If there is any order we receive in reenacting that sends a chill up my back, it is this order, “Fix Bayonets.” I guess it is because pulling a 12 inch Civil War bayonet out of its scabbard and attaching to the end of your musket seems to make it more of a lethal weapon. Only about 6% …


A CIVIL WAR REENACTOR’S HIGH

A CIVIL WAR REENACTOR’S HIGH Let me say that after 18 years in the Infantry ranks I still get a natural high when we come marching onto a field of battle and view the spectators. Many times they cheer or look at us with awe. I know they wonder what it would be like to be out there with us. …


150th Shiloh… Saturday AM… Continued

150th Shiloh… Saturday AM… Continued…. After about 15 minutes, we were ordered to ‘Fall in’, ‘Unstack Arms’, and ‘Unfix Bayonets’. Then we were given the orders to ‘Right Face’ and ‘Forward March’. We then marched over to the Brigade area, formed up with other Battalions, and marched out to the Yankee Camp to portray the first day of the Shiloh …