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by Joseph Sullivan
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Did you have a relative in the Great War?
Replies: 4
Views: 25

Re: Did you have a relative in the Great War?

Several: including a great granduncle and elderly cousin who served as Doughboys, but I do not know much about their service, except that the cousin served with the Fighting 69th (which was renumbered but remembered) in the Rainbow Division along with Fr. Duffy. The 69th was originally a New York un...
by Joseph Sullivan
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Arabian photos
Replies: 0
Views: 101

Arabian photos

The Bedouin bred horses for one purpose only; their kind of incessant raiding warfare. Transportation and freight were the jobs of camels. Horses were led by camel to within striking range of an enemy tribe’s herds, and then the warriors would shift to horseback for the raids. For this purpose, the ...
by Joseph Sullivan
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Running at the heads, July 30, 1918.
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Running at the heads, July 30, 1918.

Fascinating if gruesome.
by Joseph Sullivan
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Hangovers
Replies: 111
Views: 18025

Re: Hangovers

Maybe. But then why do fox hunters use it?
by Joseph Sullivan
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Hangovers
Replies: 111
Views: 18025

Re: Hangovers

Tally Ho is a fox hunting cry saying that the game is sighted.
by Joseph Sullivan
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"
Replies: 23
Views: 1045

Re: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"

Ralph:

Looks interesting but the link doesn't work.
by Joseph Sullivan
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Issue of Mounts and equipment
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: Issue of Mounts and equipment

Quite so. That is why much of the equipment on the collector market has unit stamps on it. Wouldn't make sense to stamp stuff that traveled from unit to unit.
by Joseph Sullivan
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"
Replies: 23
Views: 1045

Re: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"

Couvi:

per your comment that tightwads in the Congress led to guns being painted one color -- I though it was the rule to paint them green if they didn't move...

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by Joseph Sullivan
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: CW Artillery standard buckles
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: CW Artillery standard buckles

I need to dig up the couple of items I have and send pix. I had long thought they might be dragoon, but then I saw more dragoon stuff with what looked more like horseshoe shaped wire buckles -- without the flats and bevels.
by Joseph Sullivan
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: CW Artillery standard buckles
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: CW Artillery standard buckles

You know, I have a couple of old pieces of tack with buckles like that. I've never been sure they were military, but maybe they are.
by Joseph Sullivan
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Where are the other 15 Quartermaster Squadrons and other important questions
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Re: Where are the other 15 Quartermaster Squadrons and other important questions

So, what this means to me is that in the horse-mounted period, there was no general rationale at all for unit numbers and how they fit into divisions and brigades.
by Joseph Sullivan
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Where are the other 15 Quartermaster Squadrons and other important questions
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Re: Where are the other 15 Quartermaster Squadrons and other important questions

Alas, the cavalry units were all pre-WW2. Is there a way to figure them out?
by Joseph Sullivan
Mon May 21, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"
Replies: 23
Views: 1045

Re: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"

I was trying to prompt you to recount it.
by Joseph Sullivan
Sat May 19, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Civil War Rubber Saddle Blankets?
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: Civil War Rubber Saddle Blankets?

I can see trying the rubber horse covers. They probably had flaps and grommets for ventilation. Saddle blankets do seem like a very bad idea. I sometimes use one today that looks like rubber but is a technology with micro-channels that moves heat and distributes weight. No trouble with it in this ho...
by Joseph Sullivan
Sat May 19, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Is this Roy Elderkins old unit?
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Re: Is this Roy Elderkins old unit?

Roy: IN this video, one of the artillerymen reaches under the gun carriage and winds a crank after they stop in front of the cathedral. Is that the brake you were talking about?
by Joseph Sullivan
Sat May 19, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"
Replies: 23
Views: 1045

Re: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"

Couvi:

Speaking of Sill officers with a limited understanding of old guns, wasn't it you who told about the retiring officer who wanted to shoot a field gun of some sort at bales of straw until the issue was escalated to a higher level and killed off?
by Joseph Sullivan
Wed May 09, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Artifacts & Objects
Topic: Myles Keogh saddle and bridle
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Myles Keogh saddle and bridle

I figured you might be familiar. The Whitman just does not look right. That bridle is a lovely thing - can't imagine that someone just picked it up somewhere for this exhibit, so I am inclined to agree with your speculation that it could be original.
by Joseph Sullivan
Mon May 07, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Artifacts & Objects
Topic: Myles Keogh saddle and bridle
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Myles Keogh saddle and bridle

Have any of you ever looked at the putative Myles Keogh saddle and bridle on display on the stuffed and mounted horse Comanche?

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2005/jan/14/54100/

Certainly a Whitman, with tricked out stirrups, but that bridle? I've never seen the like.
by Joseph Sullivan
Thu May 03, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Woodeen Horses
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: Woodeen Horses

Darned hard-mouthed nags, though, those wooden steeds. Slab -sided and non responsive, too.