So my first day back doing living history was good

Of course, I was asked just how hot the outfit was many times, just as I had often been asked when I was doing programs at places like Stones River National Battlefield and Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park when I did programs in the summertime there.

The short answer is yes, it is quite warm.  It’s wool.

Today wasn’t as bad as it could have been because I was inside all the time and we had a nice breeze coming down the street and through the open doors.  So although I was sweating considerably it was not remotely as bad as it could be, or as bad as I have experienced before.

But at any rate it was worth it because I got to interact with a lot of people, and that is always fun.  There was one tourist from the UK who I had a really good talk with, probably a good 15 minutes or so.  He was a highly intelligent man and very well informed on the American Civil War.

Anyway, here is one picture we got.  The uniform is far from perfect, but it is the best I could do on short notice.

Me as a Civil War Colonel in fatigue uniform.

At any rate, so many of my coworkers wanted me to be Colonel Robert G. Shaw that I guess I pulled it off, sort of.  At least I probably looked more like him than some of the other Colonels from King’s, like Fletcher Webster or Paul J. Revere.


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