Ross L. Lamoreaux
Tampa Bay History Center
"The simplest things, done well, can carry a huge impact" - Karin Timour, 2012
That's hilarious! He's authentically recreating a character who never existed! (The Flashman books are the only works of historical fiction that I never could find any mistakes in.) I think I'm distantly related to Sir Harry - after all his son was clergy, too.
Pine River Boys, Co I, 7th Wisconsin
"We're... Christians, what read the Bible and foller what it says about lovin' your enemies and carin' for them what despitefully use you -- that is, after you've downed 'em good and hard."
-Si Klegg and His Pard Shorty
I believe Flashman is a fictional character. - I didn't notice this has been pointed out already, never mind.
This reminds me of the -- as far as I know -- only witty thing Henry Halleck ever wrote. Telegraphed during the 1864 attack on Washington by a general who offered his talents as a commander from the Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York, Halleck wired back, "We have five times as many generals [foreign observers, vivandiers, Christian Commission barristas, armed chaplains, dismounts, &c &c] here as we want, but are greatly in need of privates. Any one volunteering in that capacity will be thankfully received."
M. A. Schaffner
Midstream Regressive Complainer
FWIW: The Société d'Europe. http://webspace.webring.com/people/cu/um_1169/
Not endorsed by anybody worthy of endorsing it.
"God gave us two ends - one to sit on and one to think with. Success depends on which one you use. Heads you win, tails you lose."
there are two guys who do a bang up job with their FI impression. Stephen Keller, and another guy who's name has escaped me. Julio took some great shots of them at RTM. I wanted to turn them away at first, but they blew me away with their impressions and knowledge. A+
Eric D. Wilson
Horniste! Blas das Signal zum Angriffe!
"But in the end, it's the history, stupid. If you can't document it, forget about it. And no amount of 'tomfoolery' can explain away conduct that in the end makes history (and living historians) look stupid and wrong. "
And there is always the Prussians that show up a Gettysburg every year for the Remembrance Day Parade
Pvt T A White
We have a guy out here in the "Trans-Mississippi" and "Indian Territories" who does a British Artillery Colonel, not that there was ever any foreign observers out here. I consider him a clown who makes us all look foolish, and of course at events the media all flock to him in his "unique" uniform and his little toy dog he carries everywhere. If you had been at Honey Springs you would have seen him. A detraction at best, in general a pox on those of us who care about history.
Cannoneer, Fort Sill Historic Gun Detachment
24th MO Vol Inf
Lawton/Fort Sill, OK