Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Second Battle of Greenbrier: installment two

Make way for the artillery!

The Third Michigan Volunteer Infantry has been on the March for three days coming from Alexandria Virginia to points unknown to the west.  A halt is called on a Maryland road to give artillery the right of way.

It is becoming increasingly clear to the men of Grand Rapids that they're on
their way to action.

The limbers and caissons are moving with some urgency.

Before too long this wrought-iron tube will be too hot to touch.

Infantry always makes way for the guns.

Despite the dust, this is a welcome break for the footsore men from Michigan.

It's an opportunity to take a long pull from a tepid canteen.

Though a battle-hardened veteran, this sergeant always feels anxious
when artillery is on the move.

Time will tell.

Soldier on!



Archduke Piccolo said...

I do like the whole look of your set up there!

Ross Mac said...

Great series of pictures in these two posts. I love the trees and the fences.well and the soldiers of course.

CelticCurmudgeon said...

Nice job, Mannie. The setup(s) remind one that there was more to soldiering than simply fighting battles.

Tim Gow said...

Lovely! More please!

Phil said...

Most impressive post! I really like your pictures, close-ups are wonderful, and nice details on the figures...excellent!

Gr33nw00d11 said...

I have made trees like the type you have in your photos, and I would love to find out where you acquired your trees. contact me at kenneth_vanpelt AT

Thanks in advance. Your blog post is excellent and reminds me of a scenario I ran.

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Mannie Gentile said...

Thanks for the kind comment.I profiled the tree-making process in this blog a few years ago and you can check it out here: