Question of the Week: 9/4-9/10/17

Happy Labor Day!

We take a moment to think about the work of a common soldier and the camp chores or bivouac duties.

If you were a Civil War era soldier, is there a chore or duty you would have readily volunteered for? Or what would you have wanted to avoid?

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6 Responses to Question of the Week: 9/4-9/10/17

  1. stevefayer says:

    Would probably like being a provost guard over some suttler’s tents…..with the possibility of some gratuities offered…….would not like any burial detail, especially after combat.

  2. Joe Truglioj says:

    Latrine duty. Had it in basic training and hated it. I’m sure it was worse in the 1860’s than the 1960’s

  3. Meg Groeling says:

    Hanging out with the horses would be nice.

  4. Douglas Pauly says:

    Assisting the surgeons would have been too gruesome to contemplate…

  5. Thomas R Place says:

    I like Joe ,had latrine duty when in the Army no way.
    Vol. for Chaplain asst. bring the word of God to the men who needed and wanted it the most .

  6. Chaplain or sniper/sharpshooter. Yes, I do see the contradiction, sorta.

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