Dansk 1849: Tur til Fredericia

Lørdag var jeg en tur i Fredericia hvor museet åbnede en ny udstilling om slaget i 1849. Firmaet Historie på Hjul, var hyret til at dukke op og lave levende formidling og de havde så spurgt om vi fra Auxiliarkorpset ville deltage.
Derfor kunne jeg bare dukke op og så var der en opstillet lejr, der var sørget for mad, drikke og krudt. Og da vi var færdige med programmet pakkede Historie på hjul alt sammen.

Det var en god dag og det var godt at se de andre i Auxiliarkorpset, nu da vores 1864 aktiviteter i år alle endte med at blive aflyst.

Kl. 0630 var jeg med bus ind til banegården her i Aalborg… I uniform og med mundbind.

Det lød til at der fra museets side var interesse i at få stablet en form for “kampshow” på benene i forbindelse med 6.juli dagene næste sommer.
Det kunne jo være fedt hvis det bliver til noget.

På vagt ved porten.

Flere billeder…

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The Danish Exchange at “The War Museum” in Copenhagen.

The danish military have always had an obvious interest in how other armies where doing things. In 1852 the Danish government showed interest in doing an exchange of uniforms and equipment with the US army. For some reason it took a few years before it happened, but in February 1858 the Washington Arsenal collected a full set of infantry and a full set of cavalry equipment. (but no weapons) It all arrived in Copenhagen in July 1858 and the items are today part of the permanent exhibition at the War museum in Copenhagen. (earlier called “tøjhusemuseet”)

Denmark supposedly send two similar sets to the US, but none know how or when they where lost. What make the items unique is the fact that they are all taken from the arsenal at one point in time and an example of how a US soldier would be uniformed and equip in 1858 (if he was issued all the newest stuff). One thing that is missing is “the raincoat”. It fell apart when it was taken out of storage back in 2012.

Back in November 2013 I took some photos of the items with an old digital camera. And the photos have gotten some attention from american reenactores.
(Since I started tracking traffic on this site earlier this year, about 2/3 of all views are from the US looking at the page with the photos.
Found here: http://musket.dk/acw/us-uniformer-paa-toejhuset/ now with both sets of photos)

As part of my summer holiday with my wife we visited the museum earlier this month. And I tried to take some new photos with my iPhone. But unfortunately the light from the windows result in a lot of reflection. And this was not as big an issue with the original photes since they where taken on a rainy November afternoon. Not on a sunny July day.
But I thought I share them anyway belowe.

Læs videre “The Danish Exchange at “The War Museum” in Copenhagen.”

Mere om Malerier – 2.Slesviske krig

DKsyd har på Youtube en serie om Historien i Maleriet.
Deres beskrivelse:
Sønderborg Slot under Museum Sønderjylland er fyldt med historiske malerier. Over 5 temaudsendelser lader vi malerierne – formidlet af overinspektør Carsten Porskrog Rasmussen og museumsinspektør René Rasmussen – fortælle dele af grænselandets historie.

Her er filmen om malerier af Anden Slesviske krig.
Den vare ca. 19 minutter