Christening the Piece at Lamoni
The Lamoni Civil War Days are long past and most of us are recovering from Thanksgiving and making ready for more holidays and family gatherings. I have been looking through photos and video from the past summer and came across something I think most of you will enjoy.
While I was at Lamoni I wandered through the Federal and Confederate camps. Horses stood in the shade of trees, calm after a busy day. Campfires crackled and smoke floated toward the heavens. Eventually, Saturday evening, I ended up in the camp of Battery C, 3rd Iowa Light Artillery Regiment. This Federal artillery group offered me a cool drink and even a piece of watermelon – perfect refreshments after a hot day.
Then a commotion erupted in camp – it was time for the Christening of the Piece. This is a ceremony that officially brings an artillery piece into service. The ceremony was quite entertaining – CLICK HERE to watch this funny, unforgettable event.
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