A few photos from the Brooksville Fl. reenactment last weekend, 1/19 and 20/19


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Hopefully New Market and the return of Cedar Creek will go well this year.
Manassas City council axed everything due to public outcry. We used to have a 3 day weekend here at the end of every August. The 150th Manassas was a huge event here. It's been trimmed down to Yank and Reb re-enactors at the Liberia house far removed from the train station. Is that you strumming the flat top? "Legend of the Rebel Soldier" by the Country Gentlemen?
 

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Manassas City council axed everything due to public outcry. We used to have a 3 day weekend here at the end of every August. The 150th Manassas was a huge event here. It's been trimmed down to Yank and Reb re-enactors at the Liberia house far removed from the train station. Is that you strumming the flat top? "Legend of the Rebel Soldier" by the Country Gentlemen?
No, that's not me, if I tried to play and sing the boys would burn up their powder shooting me instead of the Yankees! You can see me in the second picture, and my avatar. It's a shame you've had some problems in your area. Luckily we haven't seen any of that down here and surprisingly when I visit the Northeast in the summer their never seems to be any issues.
 
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I think it's Semper Fi! for Marines after 1883. Prior to that, it looks like there were several different, unofficial mottoes--I'm trying to figure out which one would have been used during the Civil War. It looks like, "From the halls of the Montezumas to the shores of Tripoli" would be appropriate for Civil War according to this source. It sounds great as lyrics to the song, but makes for kind of a long motto--I can see why they went with something shorter.

"The Marine Corps adopted the motto "Semper Fidelis" in 1883. Prior to that date three mottoes, all traditional rather than official, were used. The first of these, antedating the War of 1812, was "Fortitudine." The Latin phrase for "with courage," it was emblazoned on the brass shako plates worn by Marines during the Federal period. The second motto was "By Sea and by Land," taken from the British Royal Marines "Per Mare, Per Terram." Until 1848, the third motto was "To the shores of Tripoli." Inscribed on the Marine Corps colors, this commemorated Presley O'Bannon's capture of the city of Derne in 1805. In 1848, this was revised to "From the halls of the Montezumas to the shores of Tripoli."

https://marineparents.com/marinecorps/motto-and-slogans.asp
 
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I think it's Semper Fi! for Marines after 1883. Prior to that, it looks like there were several different, unofficial mottoes--I'm trying to figure out which one would have been used during the Civil War. It looks like, "From the halls of the Montezumas to the shores of Tripoli" would be appropriate for Civil War according to this source. It sounds great as lyrics to the song, but makes for kind of a long motto--I can see why they went with something shorter.

"The Marine Corps adopted the motto "Semper Fidelis" in 1883. Prior to that date three mottoes, all traditional rather than official, were used. The first of these, antedating the War of 1812, was "Fortitudine." The Latin phrase for "with courage," it was emblazoned on the brass shako plates worn by Marines during the Federal period. The second motto was "By Sea and by Land," taken from the British Royal Marines "Per Mare, Per Terram." Until 1848, the third motto was "To the shores of Tripoli." Inscribed on the Marine Corps colors, this commemorated Presley O'Bannon's capture of the city of Derne in 1805. In 1848, this was revised to "From the halls of the Montezumas to the shores of Tripoli."

https://marineparents.com/marinecorps/motto-and-slogans.asp
Excellent information!
 

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