Jacket Vs. Event!
Hello All, I was thinking on this at an event last month. We often think of an event we would like to go to and then try and come up with the correct kit.......
But what if you have a great jacket/coat and wish to search out the "perfect event" for the jacket or coat. For example: At Wilsons Creek I noticed that a overshirt/battleshirt of Grey would work just fine for almost any CS group.....and was very correct for some of the US Troops! This same overshrt would work well at Manassas, Balls Bluff, and many of th events coming up in 2012,(McDowell 62, etc...).
So to start us off I ask: "What event and/or re-enactment would one search out to wear your brand new * Houston Depot, Huntsville Penitentiary Jacket*?
Jean clothe, undyed, and lets say plain coin or civilian wood buttons.....or go wild and say script "I"s.
My vote is for Corinth, Ms., I remember reading about a unit that recieved this discription jackets on the eve of the fight...... and thought that they had been issued thier "Death Clothes".
What say you?
"In the heat of battle it ceases to be an idea for which we fight... or a flag. Rather... we fight for the man on our left and we fight for the man on our right... and when armies have scattered and when the empires fall away... all that remains is the memory
of those precious moments... we spent side by side."