prune picker

This is the blog of a prune picker. (Native born Californian) Retired oilfield. I am an old man. (91) I blog a lot about my body and getting old. As I approach death life gets more interesting. More interesting is not good. I still drive. I attend sports, music, and civic events. I am writing my memoirs. I attend swim class three times a week. Some of my blogs might be interesting. A lot of my blogs are silly and trivial. None are very long.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Was Cousin John W Munson a dude? Did he enjoy the Civil War?

I have been reading----


John joined Mosby's Raiders at 15 and was dressed like this---


Is that a cape? Nice boots. Suit with vest------

Mosby's Raiders were permitted to split the loot from raids and pocket it. One time they captured the payroll for a Union Army division. Each man received $2100. Many bought fine clothes in the North. John did. Read this from his book------


Here is a later picture of John. He is the man seated on the left----

Maybe war is not always hell?----

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