Deep Creek was a weekend of some of the best battles the organization has seen in years. Co. D performed brilliantly, sharpshooting and defending the flanks. Shooting was exceptionally heavy as we defended "Berdan Hill" for another year. Battalion really let us put our training and tactics to full use with lots of movement and prone firing.
We were very fortunate to meet a wonderful new recruit, Pvt. Moore, who jumped in feet first and quickly distinguished himself as an excellent soldier and certainly Berdan material. He was able to join us Saturday and Sunday and we hope he can join us for Union Gap. Pvt. Soderling did an excellent job filling as acting corporal. As always, Cpl. Hardway excelled at keeping the camp running smoothly and the soldiers always ready for a fight. Pvt. Ternan was a great help with taking photos and participated really well with her medical demonstration. Pvt. Walker was a steady and reliable addition to the line and it was fun to watch his amazement at how many rounds he fired each battle. Lastly, it was great to catch back up with Pvt. Teacup and his ever improving impression. It seems with each event, we're looking more and more campaigner.
Camp life was full of activity with Mrs./Pvt. Soderling cooking a delicious dinner for the company, card playing, song singing, and spending time with our friends and brothers in the 79th New York. We also had lots of fun with Pvt. Slug of the 3rd Michigan, who due to goofy camp layout, ended up camped right next to our fire. We had plenty of fun messing around with our new bugle, though I can't say the rest of the camp would agree. We were able to shoot several new YouTube videos, take lots of photos, educate the public, and ample time admiring our new flag.
It was great to have everyone together again and in good health and good spirits. Everyone contributed so much passion and hard work. Before the end of the event, we were able to share our love and good wishes to our dear friend, Pvt. Melendez of the 20th Maine who will be moving to Texas. We hope to see you all at Union Gap.