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 Posted: Tue Sep 23rd, 2008 01:45 pm
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j harold 587

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Location: Wilmington, Ohio USA
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Johan, you have referred to the Rambo mentality before. I understand what you are referring to. Too many times with students living history presenters get too caught up in the "stuff" to impart a real understanding of life in the time being portrayed. It is important to keep the glorious part of combat out of your presentation. (as though there was any) Just show that our capability to inflict injury is always far ahead of our ability to heal.

Another point I like to make is that the combat medic of the ACW was equipped much the same as todays.  Bandages, tourniquet, splints and stretchers. To be 150 years advanced the basics are still the same. 

I too like to make the point that many combatants blue and grey were the same age of my audiance. Drummer boys were not the only youth who were in combat.

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