4th U.S. Infantry

Civil War re-enactors in and around Washington state.

A Report From the School of the Regular

Posted by greenlakenick on March 10, 2009

This weekend Company C had its first School of the Regular. The School was an educational event to help tighten our impression of Regular Army soldiers just prior to the War. Lawrence Bateman and John MacPherson led the School with big assists from Tom Allen on drill and Carl Hicks in the mess. Tactics, impression tips and practical guides were all taught during the 30+ hour gathering. Instruction was Grade A, although no doubt a few points were lost when Pvt Bateman revealed that he carries sunblock, circa 2008. 1st Sgt. Allen called Pvt Hicks’s Saturday afternoon food ration “the most authentic” he’d ever seen. Pvt Hicks was promoted to Corporal Hicks the next day.

Good grub, that.

Good grub, that.

Lining up for rations.

Lining up for rations.

Just like they did it in camp, 1863.

Just like they did it in camp, 1863.

Private, er, Corporal Hicks.

Private, er, Corporal Hicks.

For posterity’s sake, the vain fellas in the group had their portraits shot:

Cpt Bernie Bateman

Cpt Bernie Bateman

1st Sgt Tom Allen

1st Sgt Tom Allen

Sgt Gene Knight

Sgt Gene Knight

Cpl Bernie Moskowitz

Cpl Bernie Moskowitz

Pvt Lawrence Bateman

Pvt Lawrence Bateman

Pvt Kevin Flatley

Pvt Kevin Flatley

Pvt Art Garcia

Pvt Art Garcia

Pvt Jimmy Holt

Pvt Jimmy Holt

Pvt Lance Jarosik

Pvt Lance Jarosik

Pvt Nicholas Jenkins

Pvt Nicholas Jenkins

Pvt John Roten

Pvt John Roten

Pvt Mike Scriver

Pvt Mike Scriver

Pvt John Strand

Pvt John Strand

The always-handsome Corporel Hicks did not have his photo taken — no doubt to spare the rest of us the unfavorable comparisons.

Big time props to Pvts. Bateman and McPherson for all their yoeman efforts in putting the School together.

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