From the "other side" perspective, would like to say that I agree with everything you've said. What a great weekend. Hastings seems to have the potential to return to what it was years ago.
I'd like to give honorable mention to an officer on your left flank Sunday. One young lad got a little exuberhant and went after the Confederate colors after they went down. After waving them in taunt to the rebels (in character of course) the officer took them and led his men into us for a little unscripted hand-to-hand (very well done, no problems what so ever). He, in a very quiet and classy manner, allowed us to kill him and recoup our colors. He made sure that I as the company officer, rec'd the colors. No muss, no fuss. Sometimes the unscripted taking of another's colors can get quite ugly, no different than what occurred during the war. Just wanted to tip the hat to a very well played response. Didn't get to find him after the battle. Besides, y'all look the same to me anyways, lol.
Thank you boys for a very good weekend and we're still passing the word for this event and hope next year will be bigger and better yet!
Captain Greg Van Wey
Greg Van Wey
5th Texas Co. A