Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Hah! Well-deserved slapdown. My bad.

I'm not surprised by the news - it makes some sort of sense, in that there was some sort of local connection given his circumstances of birth and all. It explains why the short-version web-factoid versions of the 104th Pennsylvania don't mention the name and its history, even. No room for company-level digressions in a half-dozen paragraphs.

Still, I'm surprised that they didn't mention the origin of the name on their history page. I'd think it's the sort of detail which makes a better connection between what the re-enactors do and the history of the unit itself. It's a selling point of their group-narrative, if you will.

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