Monday, June 11, 2012

Old Mulkey Revisited

Last year Dudeboy and I visited the Old Mulkey Meeting House State Historic Site for an encampment of the 9th Kentucky, U.S. celebrating the formation of the unit.  Much of the 9th Kentucky was recruited at nearby Camp Anderson.  Well, what a difference a year makes (actually less than), for this year we were not spectators, but we were participants, as we now belong to the 9th Kentucky reenactment group.  Over the weekend there were several demos, an encampment, a church service conducted by the 9th Ky. Chaplin, and we did a three volley salute at the Old Soldiers Cemetery in Tompkinsville (several members of the original 9th are buried in this cemetery).

On the way home, we stopped by the grave-site of  Dudeboy's gr-gr-gr grandfather Top Simmons.  Top was in Co.K of the 9th Ky.

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