I have been on a month long trip to camping in British Columbia then on to Minnesota for family connection then Nevada for business networking.
While in Minnesota, we visited a museum that was exhibiting Minnesota based US Civil war items.
|the marketing had this drummer boy in it quite often|
|the battle flag of the battery - along with the honors from the Carolina campaign|
|old warriors, re-united 40 years later ...|
|replica carriage with an original barrel|
|breastplate?! yes, the battery had them for siege works|
|Colonels epaulettes - MASSIVE is just not the right word|
|Colonel's service uniform|
|that is my thumb to show the size of the lead slugs fired from the muskets|
|28th Virginia Infantry|
|even 50 years later the sentiments had not changed|
|it was a time of sacrifices ...|
They were shelved when I discovered how many other players I could convince to get into a game. For a while there was a re-surfacing of that plan, while I was in New Westminster and did some gaming with the Trumpeter Club.
Sadly that was also the final nail in the coffin for that 15mm plan. It was at the games tables that I discovered how fickle some other game players could be and thus decided that the rather bland colors of the US Civil War were just not what I wanted to partake in on the tabletop.
The Zouaves and some others that took action at 1st Bull Run were colorful enough, though by Gettysburg the blue and grey were well established and tend to make the battlefield take on a dull appearance. Moreover the skills that were gained by the Napoleonic commanders could not be exploited in the war between the states as the weapons had undergone a shift, something that the South could never have overcome, they did not have the manpower nor the technical production capability of the North.
|family fun visit|
|yours truly with some neon and a classic car|