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Re: Starter martial Hotchkiss - 2nd Navy

Posted by Ernie Brandt on Wednesday, 13 August 2014, at 9:02 p.m., in response to Re: Starter martial Hotchkiss - 2nd Navy, posted by Dick Hosmer on Monday, 11 August 2014, at 10:14 p.m.

Just finished the book "The Little War of Private Post" by Charles Johnson Post. Great read & has mentions of the TD & Krag rifles. The 45-70 Gatling Gun gets very unfavorable reviews. The Spaniards has Mauser rifles. & a Maxim Gun. Got the paperback off Ebay on the cheap. This is well worth the price paid.

Then, last night I caught the end of a movie about the Rough Riders. Trapdoors & Krag rifles were shown correctly. Funny thing was a shot of the Spaniards at the Bock House shooting their Mauser rifles with a LEFT HAND bolt!! I think the negative was reversed on this scene unless they had a "Leftie" squad.

I'm too anal about the facts to miss an Officer riding to the top of the hill on horseback. Wrong! The Rough Riders were dismounted for this action. Horses were reserved for the Generals. NO General stormed the hill.



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