Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Anytime, Anywhere

Sleeping Soldier, Waynesville, NC  -  2013
(Click on photo to enlarge.)

There are several things that all soldiers, of every nation, and every era of history have shared in common. One of these is the ability to take a nap wherever and whenever the opportunity arises. When I was in the Army, I knew a guy who could literally fall asleep standing up. I saw him do it several times. He would find something to lean on, and then doze off like he was in his own bed at home.

I guess reenactors like the one pictured above are no different than their 1860s predecessors. The ability to steal a nap between battles just adds to the realism.

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