1st Pennsylvania Reserves, Co. D


News & After Action Reports

155th Bull Run / Reamstown summary

Posted by Robert VanderPlate on August 29, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Report submitted by Capt. V

I'm a bit late with this report, but considering the events, there wasn't a great rush to do it.  Bull Run can be summed up with one word: HOT!!!!  It was a miserable event with little redeming value. It was just too hot to do much of anything.  We sat around camp MELTING and drinking gatorade.  The battles were fair at best and we were marched so far and took so long to get to our destination that it hinged on criminality and torture.  Had we been alowed to form up later and make a straight line march to the battle, we might have faired better.  We did have dress parade on both mornings and even went into drill right after.  It was hot, but General Henson was understanding enough to keep it short - and we DID need the drill.  But in spite of the heat, it's always a good event when Co. D gets together and enjoys eachothers fellowship.

   As for Reamstown, there's not much to say.  It was hot too, but we were under the trees, and that made it tolerable.  The folks of the historic society appreciated out presence, and gave us a free lunch.  We talked with spectators and played some "kubb".  We had a couple of chickens on a spit and folks were facinated by that.  So we ate our lunch and soon after, the clouds appeared and the word was, it was a bad storm.  We started to pack up and the event was cancelled; as we packed, the rain started, but fortunately, there was no lightning and we didn't get soaked.  The plan at this time, is to try this event again next year and see how it goes.  

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Capt. Bob V

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