Company D had the largest attendance of any Union unit at School of the Soldier this last weekend. One can easily say this company is committed.
School of the Soldier is always a good way to dust off from the off season, work on drill, and learn new drill. This year we began learning bayonet drill which will now become routine at every event. It's fun, and really draws attention. When we weren't drilling, we were studying manuals, goofing around, and catching up with old friends. With the help of private Soderling, Company D began playing Euchre. Euchre was a very popular game in Company D during the war and it's great to bring it back. Though, it would have been better if privates Soldering and Ternan didn't beat Severson and me so badly.
We also managed to shoot a couple more videos for our YouTube channel that will be coming out in the coming weeks. Cpl. Hardway did a wonderful job leading drill. I learned that reading five different manuals two weeks before an event is probably a bit more confusing than it's worth. Cpl. Hardway also helped raise some company funds with her excellent and well known tailoring skills. We also had a nice surprise when private Cook was able to join us.
We're expecting a big turnout for Deep Creek, so don't waste any time reserving loaner tents, calling dibs on a loaner rifle, or other loaner equipment. We'll have more Hainsworth to show off at Deep Creek and our new National flag. A special thanks to private Ternan for her wonderful pictures.