ROUND MOUNTAIN PHOTOS
posted 2/29/04 Mark Zimmerman of the Edmond Sun Newspaper took
some really great photos of the Round Mtn event. Mark was out
both days with his cameras blazing. Go to the website link and
take a look. If there are photos that you'd like to have a copy
of...they are available for purchase! Edmond
MIDDLE BOGGY BATTLE
or "We fought the chiggers
and the chiggers won"
Boy Howdy! If you wer'ent there
...you missed something! The whole weekend was one of those rare
occasions when everything was just perfect. The weather is always
the main thing at Middle Boggy and it was better than great.
The Ok Historical Societys decision to move all the reenactments
to late September paid off. At night we all went from campfire
to campfire telling lies and renewing old acquaintances.
The Battalion was in fine form with 90 or so in attendance. Saturday
we had a crisp little fight with the Yankees (there were at least
as much of them as there was of us). The "ground" allowed
the extensive use of calvary which actually meant something in
these fights. Sunday, we did the battle of Middle Boggy and it
was a hot fight indeed. We had blue on all sides and these yanks
were aggresive!I guess they knew they were supposed to win. There
was a charge...we lost and they "cut the throats of the
wounded" like in the real battle. But this was after we
had about emptied all our cartridges boxes on 'em. The spectators
had an excellent view of these goings on from their vantage point
on the side of the overlooking hill. Sunday morning they fed
us breakfast...but the rest of the time WE were the food for
seed ticks and chiggers. My chiggers have already bit every square
inch of me so now they're bittin each other!
All-in-all it was one of those wonderful
reenactments that keeps us coming back. The Battalion was well
commanded (as always) and you all performed like the veterans
that you are. (photos to come later) There were many favorable
comments from the spectators.
NOW... WHAT'S NEXT? Hardy and Old Washington
ARK and then.... Bentonville!
MIDDLE BOGGY BATTLE
Here's the story...read the
1st MO Battalion mascott
Well folks...you heard it here. Looks like
the fur could fly at Bentonville!
Our beloved mascot for the First Missouri Battalion is indeed
Most recently, Abe traveled to Boonville, MO (by the way, it
is not spelled "Booneville"- most folks in Missouri
CAN spell, not like some folks in the state to the south of us),
and spent most of his time in camp pining for Mary Todd. Oh,
gentlemen, you should have heard his wimpers and moans.
We in the battalion all hope that they will be together soon.
Your obedient servant,
Sergeant Major Gary Sutton
1st Missouri Battalion
10/27/03 Wasn't his
name Abraham Stinkum? (from The McCullahs, 2nd ARK)
10/29/03 Miss Mary
Todd say she's not in a mood for some stanky genelmen suitor....Her
plan is to try to intice one of them St. Louis opossums. You
know, the kind wif a pink nose? Disincongruiously, she say this
can all be settled on the field of honor! Say, a TOWNBALL MATCH
or Cricket match between the two rival fractions!
Diversively yours wif expressed malcontent,
Drum Major Thomas Morphew Jr.
Park is asking
for our help to find the artifacts and the scoundrels who took
WILSON'S CREEK MUSEUM!
Here's a heads-up to keep a sharp eye for these stolen items.
This is a real shame, a loss to us all.
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE WILSON'S CREEK NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD A reward of $1,000 is being offered
by the National Park Service for information leading to the recovery
of stolen Civil War firearms and the arrest of the persons
involved. A burglary occurred on January 11, 2004 at 4 a.m.
at the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Visitor Center.
The following firearms were taken: Model
1849 Colt Pocket Revolver, Serial Number 106402. Caliber
.36. Engraving on backstrap reads: "Presented to Col. E.B.
Greer 3rd Texas Cav. by Knights Of The Golden Circle, 1861."
Scroll engraving on frame and barrel. On barrel reads "Address
Samuel Colt, New York City." Overall length 8 7/8 inches.
U.S. Model 1842 Percussion Pistol Caliber
.54. Manufactured By H. Aston, Middleton, Conn., 1853 U.S. proofmarks
(SKP) on top of barrel, two inspector cartouches on left side
of stock. Model 1851 Colt Navy Revolver,
Serial Number 14841. Caliber .36 "Address Col. Saml. Colt
New York U. S. America" stamped on top of barrel. .36 cal
stamped on left side of trigger guard. Above trigger guard on
left side, "Colts" stamped. Number also stamped on
butt plate and twice forward of trigger guard. Pictures of sailing
craft etched on chamber as well as "Colts Patent No. 7903."
Overall length 10 1/4 inches.
If you have any information, please contact the Greene
County Sheriff's Office at (417) 868-4040 or Wilson's Creek National
Battlefield at (417) 732-2662, ext. 225 or ext. 274. Information
can also be left with the FBI, Springfield Office at (417) 882-3303
or with Crimestoppers at (417) 869-TIPS.
Read the Battle Reports
for Middle Boggy!
Jim Starbird Photos
Here are a few photos from Jim Starbird of the 15th
NW ARK . Most were taken at Middle Boggy 03.
A FEW MIDDLE BOGGY
Pvt Steve Alcorn of the 22nd ARK shows off the spot
where his tooth outta be. In the first day's battle of Middle
Boggy, he spat out his tooth along with the torn cartridge
he was loading. At least thats what he said...he might have just
fired that ol tooth downrange. Anybody hear of any Yanks wounded
with a tooth?
7th ARK website!
from a veteran... on the pest situation.
When interviewed, this gentleman
contends that he has no use for skunks and regards them
as an "aberration of nature". "In fact, he
said, I have one on my bayonet right now!"posted
Gentlemen of the 1st Arkansas Battalion,
This feller is a Missisippi Milita man...see the
star on his kepi. He looks dang firece!
Abe is well and in good hands and has a real bad case of smeltering
lust for your lovely opossum, Mary Todd. I cannot describe
in great detail just how much he is looking forward to seeing
Miss Todd, but let us just say that his interest has "Grown"
over these past months in thinking of her.
We in the 1st MO Infantry Battalion, humbly look forward to seeing
Miss Todd and you all at the Bentonville fork on the appointed
My Very Best Regards,
Colonel Doug Moody, Commanding
1st MO Infantry Battalion, C.S. A.
It's "Abe." Short for Abraham.
Kind of rhymes with "Mary
Todd" doesn't it? You Arkansas folk must have
memories as short as certain other parts of your anatomy, so
I'm told. Ted Prater
Well sir, I think you should ask yer WOMENFOLKS
about that statement of yourn before you go off "half-cocked"
Pvt. Rod O. Steel
1st Arkansas Battalion
I most certainly did not mean to imply any disrespect
and do apologize to the rank and file of your fine Arkansas battalion.
I pride myself on always being considerate of the less fortunate.
Your servant,Ted Prater
I am pretty sure that our mascot's name is ABE.
Abe has taken a liking to Mary Todd and wants to consummate!
Capt. Brian Albert
Ninth Texas Vol. Inf.
1st Missouri Battalion
I'm sure Missouri will change their tune when they sees the
length of our musket barrels and feels the temper of our
steel! Pvt.Thomas Morphew Jr. 22nd ARK
That'ar skunk wuz called "Ol' Rotten Trott"
cause every time he tooks a step he smells like a hogshead of
spoiled pork! Pvt. More-phew
Waaall Now, I thank they called dat little skunk "Knuckles"
on account of he looked just like dat knuckle
draggin "Ape Lincoln"!!!!
Pvt "Fat Back" Murphy
er...is hit "Peppy
la phew"?..Pvt. Smelzwrong
Ah thank hits "Mo-sewery
Ah remembers hit wuz called
Pvt. I.M. Neverrong
I humbre begg your pardon but name was "Ed Zackery"
'cause his face smell
Ed Zackery like his a__! ...Pvt. A. Zhin
Spring Muster at
The days of March "in like a Lion - out like a lamb".
Well the March days of 13 and 14th were pretty much of the Lion
variety, with rain, wind and uncomfortable temps. However the
boys of the 1st ARK Battalion "soldiered on" and reviewed
the duites of the 2nd SGT. and other instruction on posting guard.
This will be put to use at Franklin. Sheri McCullah gave a great
informative talk on uniforms of the Confederacy.
Later on Saturday night, an expedition was made to Fayetteville
for food and refreshments. All-in-all it was a rewarding if damp,