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Civil War re-enactors in and around Washington state.

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Learning the Basic Drill Moves — on Video

Posted by greenlakenick on February 10, 2009

For those folks who aren’t yet well versed in the fine art of Civil War drilling, Private Brad Jones found an online video training manual courtesy of the 122nd New York. The online manual goes through all the basic moves — click the pictures and it launches a cool little video. (Click either of the two pics at the top of this page as an example.)

The method behind this madness is now on video courtesy of the 122nd.

The method behind this madness is now on video courtesy of the 122nd.


Most of this will be second nature to soldiers after a few months in the Company. But for newbies, this is a handy little resource. Props to the 122nd for a job well done.

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How We March, Flash Style

Posted by greenlakenick on February 10, 2009

This one’s for the “Boy I’m glad someone else did this, ’cause I never could” department. Someone smarter than me at the 10th Battalion put together a Flash presentation of march- and skirmish maneuvers. It’s sort of an x’s and o’s, from-the-sky look, a la a football playbook.

Unlike the typical football play, the 10th's Flash presentation <i>moves</i> at the click of a mouse.

Unlike the typical football play, the 10th's Flash presentation moves at the click of a mouse.

Props to the 4th’s Brad Jones for bringing it to my attention.

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