Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

Be Safe

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on August 27, 2011

For all of you in the path of Hurricane Irene, or dealing with its aftermath, those of us on the Gulf Coast are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Hang in there.

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Image: “A lone Tomb Sentinel, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), walks his tour in humble reverence during Hurricane Irene in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Aug 27. Members of The Old Guard have guarded the Tomb every second, of every day regardless of weather or holidays since April 6, 1948.” From here.

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  1. Will Hickox said, on August 28, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    In an age of selfishness and irony, this is truly noble, sublime, and inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Nora Carrington said, on August 28, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Thanks for this, but damn you, too, as you’ve made my monitor all blurry. Emily has an open thread this weekend and some of the Eastern Horde are checking in there.

    Also, on the off chance you’d not seen it, one of Sullivan’s weekend bloggers gave you a link this morning.

    http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2011/08/in-defense-of-civil-war-reenactments.html

  3. Rob in CT said, on August 29, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Thanks Andy. We did fine, though we lost power and haven’t gotten it back yet (and likely won’t for a while).

    It’s been a while since our trees have had that sort of sustained wind thrown at them. It shows, especially in my part of the state (East of the River). CL&P has a map that shows you, town by town, what % of people lost power. My town is a relatively low 78%. Many towns nearby are at 90-100%.

    The flipside is that Western CT got more rain and they’re dealing with some flooding issues. Not a problem for me. I think I’ll take that trade.


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