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My Regimentation Experience

Easy my brother easy!!!

He said, we’re – referring to himself and his other colleagues – are all capable men here, we are all here for you. 198 more words


The Sutler, the Mainers, and the Pickpockets of the 13th Mass.

On November 23, 1863—the day before Thanksgiving—the members of the 13th Massachusetts Volunteers, encamped near Brandy Station, Virginia, received a much-welcome pre-holiday visitor. “This was a great day,” wrote regimental historian Charles E. 256 more words

Common Soldier

Smoke Signals (Fall, 2014)

I sat on the picnic table with my roommate in our backyard decompressing from the last two years of travel. Smoke leaked from our mouths and twirled into the inky blackness. 1,562 more words


The Saddest Night for Smiles

At our camp, the Sunday in the middle of each two-week session is the day when campers’ parents come to visit their precious little babies. Bringing them clean laundry only to leave then a few hours later in tears.  546 more words


(Home) Sick.

When it comes to over-night camp, things can be hard for some campers especially if they’ve never been away from home for very long. Nights will be filled with hugs and tears and the sounds of counselors singing campers to sleep (or if you’re like me, you’ll play music off your phone). 595 more words


I am Neither a Penman or a Politician

Second Reg. N. H .Vols, Camp Beaufort,
Lower Potomac, Jan. 19, ‘62

Mr. Editor, — I am neither a penman or a politician, as you will plainly perceived when you read the few lines I write.  1,805 more words

Crossover Countdown

Ah, crossover. The most glorious way to end or start your weeks at camp. The glorious weekend where is what you’ve been waiting for since April. 544 more words