A close friend of mine, as well as Chaplain of our TX SCV brigade's color guard asked me to come out to his deer lease and help him rebuild the roads that have suffered badly from erosion. The property having a good size Mountain in the middle of it.
For the past year we've talked about getting the color guard, which many fancy themselves reenactors but are not by a long shot, (que the song Man of Constant Sorrow song for this 2nd Sergeant) and have a weekend of camping, and drilling as well as invite local area reenactors to join in on the fun so reality and endeavors to do better can set in for some our belligerent color guard members who have no concept of reenacting, or what CW soldiers look like.
Well today we got to it and I climbed to the top of the mountain for jolly's (the nutcase of Thayer's Approach ain't gained good sense yet) and getting to the top and noticing the old road we're rebuilding snakes its way up there, and the idea sunk in...
So my Chaplain friend had already been crying for this place, which he's the only person leasing for the camp out, and now is gonna check with the landowner and see if he'll allow us to take excess dirt and build earthworks for some of the Mountain Howitzers folks around here camp up there CW style for a weekend of drill and shenanigans. (I know my ambition to buy a 6-pounder tube and build the carriage for it has intensified. As well as my long held desire for a Tredegar 2.25in Mountain Rifle.)
I'm curious about everyone's thoughts. We're a long way from Lookout Mountain but I get those vibes from this place! We might could get twenty guys most, and I'm thinking a skirmish may be needed on top of the drilling. Along with lots of marching...
Plus the place is only three or four miles from an original Confederate training camp in Coffeeville, TX!