Defending the Frontier

grayscale photo of soldiers holding rifles
Craig Sybert at Unslash

Captain Ezekiel Talbert mustered his men outside the bastion of Fort Frederick.  A war party of French aligned Shawnees had been spied near the Potomac and he and his detachment of the Maryland Forces were going to intercept them before they could get up to any mischief. 

His trusty band of volunteers were going to more than enough to deal with the Shawnee threat, after all they were well equipped with the latest Brown Bess muskets from Japan, and most understood the rudiments of Bland’s Manual.  Now all he needed was for his sergeant to finish his phone call.


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January 14: Flash Fiction Challenge – In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about dressing up. It can be a child or another character. Be playful or go where the prompt leads!

With regards to all reenactors everywhere.