Posted by Long Hair In Albany (other posts) on August 17, 2018 at 12:03:56 Previous Next
In Reply to: Re: Encampment posted by Hairball on August 15, 2018 at 17:32:57:
: In this day and age being photographed or recorded is life in the 21st century.We are not in Civil War times anymore ;) Cheers
But when we are in uniform in ceremonies we're portraying the 1862-1865 time period in the US of A. (The civil war) When your'e doing a GAR ceremony it doesn't look good to the public for me to pull out a cell phone and take a selfie. (They didn't have cell phones back then and cameras were in their infancy.)
So we rely on the press and spectators to take photos.
The uniforms we wear are wool which is what they were made of at the time.