U.S. History/stripes


Erich Strong wrote at 2008-11-10 17:37:47
The red stripe on the pants of Marines is there to commemorate the blod spilled at Battle of Chapultapec during the Mexican-America War in 1847

Tom wrote at 2014-09-19 17:30:04
jason your an idiot do not speak on things that you know nothing of the army's stripe are not just for looks it is also worn by NCO's only and officers have a similar stripe on there pants as well.


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Jason Grabill


American Civil War; specifically the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, and Civil War Actions in and around the Maryland area. Civil War period Medical questions (types of surgery, medications, treatment of soldiers and civilians)


Written three battlefield guides for the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Manassas for the US Marine Corps, including taking Marine officers on guided tours of same. Currently a Medical reenactor with the "Stonewall Brigade" and serve as their "Brigade Surgeon". Live in the same area that I have experience in, grew up "walking the fields".

27th Virginia Infantry (Reenacting Group)
Society of Civil War Surgeons

Authored 3 Battlefield Guides for Fredericksburg, Antietam, 1st Manassas. These are currently in the US Marine Corps Warfighting lab at Quantico, Virginia.

Long study of the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion (have on CD Rom), as well as reading the stories of the soldiers (and Surgeons) "on the field" for the sheer enjoyment of it.

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