It was a small turned out for that event. The weather just spoiled the whole thing. It was windy, rainy and wet! The location was on an Island next to Alcatraz and taking the boat was not that bad but kind of make you sick. We have it at Camp Reynolds. Inclosed are some of the pictures taken. Enjoy!
Post by bravotwozero on Dec 17, 2010 15:58:00 GMT -5
Nice pictures! Don't know if you remember me but we met at the Fort MacArthur event 4 years ago (I think). Anyway, you have a very nice looking getup there in those photos. Is that a Krag-Jørgensen rifle you have there? Pretty cool. I've been reading up on the Spanish-American War as well as the Philippine Insurection and I'm learning and getting fascinated with these period. If it's not too much of a bother, can you provide more information on the uniform you are wearing and unit you are representing? It would be great if you can also provide a breakdown of your gear.
Hello Joseph................... I don't remember you unless I see your pictures. I was with the Ortegas group doing the Philippine-American War Living History. That's my Krag Jorgensen, so far I have collected 3 Krags (2 Rifle and 1 Carbin) 2 Remington Rolling blocks and 3 Mausers for my Insurrectos here in Tacoma. Uniform I'm wearing is the the early Philippine Scouts Uniform of 1899 and up. Native Scouts were issued OD breeches, dark blue flannel shirts and tan Campaign hat and canvas leggings. Except the Bicoil Scouts wore the Straw hat similar to the Insurrectos. A good source for that Uniform in that period is the Quartermastershop and Texas Hatters for Span-Am hat and for leggings and other equipment is Eureka Arsenal. For a good book to read: " Memories of two Wars " by Federick Funston. He talks vividly how they engages the Filipinos and thier ways of fighting, most of the time Filipinos was dugged in the trenches and he mentioned too that we used Machinegun (Maxim) during that time. And at that time the American Army still marches on the Old Civil War marching tune.