March, March, March…

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March, march, march…  that’s what soldiers do.  Confederates soldiers marched…  Federal soldiers marched.  It didn’t matter whether you were in blue or grey or butternut.  It didn’t matter if you were a private or a sergeant or a captain or a colonel.  If you were a soldier – you marched. 

Spectators at Cedar Rapids were able to observe a number of troop movements each day as reenactors formed up into companies then marched to their assigned positions.  Crunch, crunch, crunch… the sound of soldiers marching down the road.  I think most of the spectators would agree – the columns of soldiers marching to staging points was a grand spectacle.  Their movements heightened the anticipation… the battle would soon erupt. 

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Look closely… The ranks included the young and the old.  The ranks included men and women.  And they all marched!   

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