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Posted on Jan 29, 2007 in Front Page Features, Stuff We Like

Logan’s Company

By Paul Glasser

In 2006, more than 20 members of Kentucky militia’s Logan Company hosted a living history demonstration at Locust Grove, in Louisville, Ky.

The event included a number of live camp activities, such as cooking, washing and carpentry. A smith also operated a primitive bellows machine and created iron nails as spectators looked on and asked questions.

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In addition, the soldiers answered questions about the unit’s history and equipment. The militia members provide their own clothing, kit and equipment, which is inspected for authenticity. Lance Minnis demonstrates the difference between a smooth bore-musket and a grooved rifle.

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The event was designed to be a family affair, and the soldiers were all to eager to “enlist” new recruits. They provided their new cadets with rifles to drill with and led them in a few basic field maneuvers.

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