Re: We Meet Pvt. Goodrich at Fort Ticonderoga

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Posted by Pvt. Chauncey Goodrich on June 29, 2000 at 17:38:53:

In Reply to: We Meet Pvt. Goodrich at Fort Ticonderoga posted by The Spirits of Cpl. MacWm and Seamus MacWm. on June 27, 2000 at 08:26:36:

Seamus and Malcolm -

It was indeed a great treat. I had been planning and planning and hoping and hoping to be with the other Mohican friends down south but Other Things (work) prevented my making that long trip. A shorter trip up north, however, was the alternative. I was indeed shocked to hear my name called out from regiments I don't know -- twice, once by Malcolm and again by Seamus! A small world indeed. As a Ranger, I was proud to firght with you against the French at Fort Ti. And I was deeply honored to be able to share in the Highlanders ceremony to the lost souls of the Blackwatch.

To those of you who attended the Gathering -- my heart and soul were with you, trust me. But if I couldn't be with the old friends, then thank god I found new friends and lived the F&I experience anyway.

Malcolm, Seamus -- why didn't we take pictures???

Your Humble and Obedient Servant,
Pvt. Chauncey Goodrich
aka ET, aka Sarah M.

: June 27, 2000

: To All in Mohicanland:

: Dr. Uncle Mark has asked us to come into the future, as our spirit selves, and relate an interesting story. First, I understand there was a Gathering of Folks this past weekend who are curious of our 18th Century doings, esp. the story of Hawkeye and Uncas and Cora and others. Huzzah to you all for your interest and comradeship.

: Now, to the story. We (Seamus and myself) were present (in Spirit) at Fort Ticonderoga for the French and Indian War reenactment this past weekend. We were inspecting the troops when this lad came past, a hardy lad of the Ranger Company. We spoke, and found that it was none other than Chauncy Goodrich, who has also spoken through this message board. We spent a few minutes speaking with Pvt. Goodrich and it was indeed a pleasure.

: "Tis a small world indeed, when one can spot, among hundreds of other soldiers and folk, a person who shares the same interests, as we did in young Chauncy. Seamus and myself (and Davey Gunn and Pvt. JohnsTon, and Many Flags and Three Tales, and Uncle Quasi) hope someday to meet all of you who have this curiousity for our 18th Century life.

: Fort Ticonderoga was hot and steamy, but the two high points were meeting with Chauncy Goodrich and also the march which the 77th Grenadiers made to the Memorial Cairn of the 42nd RHR. It was good to see reenactors of the 18th century honor those of us who fought for "the cause" in 1758 and 1759.

: Huzzah to the 42nd Highlanders! Huzzah to the 77th Highlanders!
: God Save the King! Pax Aye!

: The Spirits of Malcolm and Seamus MacWilliam

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