Seems we have spent the week talking about the 2d Amendment, so maybe we should look at some of those militia organizations.
Here is the oldest of them
Of course you know the most common marching song back then.
This one takes its name from the Battle of Tippecanoe against Tecumseh a few miles north of Lafayette, IN, but was heard a lot in the Civil War as well, here we have scenes of the history of the famed “Black Hat Brigade” of troops from the old Northwest in the Army of the Potomac.
A couple of famous songs came out of the War of 1812, One of the ones we sing often still starts out “O, Say can you See” Here’s one that celebrates some pure volunteers.
I suppose we’d best give those Texians some credit
If you ever wondered what happened when Yalies and Cowboys get together, you might want to think about these guys
But you know, there’s one other thing those Texians gave us, and we’d do well to remember
- Gun Control: The Short History (constitutionclub.org)
- A Militia Is Not An Army (gds44.wordpress.com)
Authored By nebraskaenergyobserver