This afternoon Uncle John joined Dudeboy and me as we traveled south to Smyrna, Tn. Our first stop was the Sam Davis Home and Museum. A Nathan Hale of the Confederacy, Sam Davis was hanged as a spy rather than revealing his contact. Mythology abounds in his story.
"If I had a thousand lives to live, I would give them all rather than betray a friend or the confidence of my informer."
However, the real reason for this trip was a rendezvous with "Private Doggie Dogg" who has retired from reenacting and was looking to unload his gear at a "screaming-hot deal." So, now Dudeboy is a happy camper with much gear to grow into . . . 1853 3 band Enfield rifle, bayonet and scabbard, 36 caliber Navy Arms pistol with holster (needs some work), leathers - cap box, cartridge box, belt and shoulder sling, haversacks, fork, knife, plate, mucket, canteen, ground cloths, poncho, brogans, kepis, an Army Of Tennessee Confederate uniform and a Federal uniform with great coat . . . and other stuff I can't think of!