Friday, July 13, 2012

Sam Davis & Private Doggie Dogg

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 scabbard36 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!    

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