Dixie.. I saw the Son of a Gun one yesterday. I have been reenacting over 10 years and have never heard that a bullet that hit a trooper in the leg then penatrated his groin and travel 100 yards then hit a lady in the abdomen and made the lady in question pregnant . I figured it would be busted but the civil war weapons expert sure could shoot.
Susan .. cant believe i had never heard it must be a eastern theatre reenactment tale LOL
I think i go with the show some young lady needed a quick story to settle the reason for a 9 month problem. LOL sounds like a story my 11 year old would come up with to cover up something she did wrong . Kind of like Ralphy in the xmas story a icecicle feel off a tree and broke my glasses. LOL
Last edited on Thu Dec 13th, 2007 09:29 pm by younglobo
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I have heard that story for years told as a joke. First heard it as happening at Gettysburg, then at vicksburg.
Anyplace there were soldiers and young ladies in the same general vicinity. The mineball (mini) plays a significant role in the tale as well
In the hands of a good storyteller who knows how to expand a story it can be very funny regardless of how many times you have heard it.