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« on: October 10, 2013, 06:18:07 pm »


10, October, 1876 (+137)

To: General U. S. Scout
Headquarters Grand Army of the Frontier
Near Washington City

Copies to:
(Bvt.) Col. Drydock Chief of Ordnance,
(Bvt. ) Col. Bull Schmidt Adjutant ,
and The ladies and gentlemen of the GAF at large

Sir:

I have the honor to submit my report following the 2013 Grand Muster of the Grand Army of the Frontier.

When the Col.ís Lady and I Departed our home station at approximately 14:30 the temperature registered in the 50ís. We allowed our big draft horses a complete fill as the load they were pulling into the wind was expected to deplete their reserves quickly. On our way we stopped at the Department strikerís temporary post to deliver a large supply of commissary stores the Col.ís Lady had acquired for him. By the time we arrived in Lincoln City we were surprised to find that the temperature had increased to 75 degrees. As expected the wind and load combined to quickly rob our horses of their reserve and we were forced to stop in Syracuse and allow the horses to refresh themselves. We arrived at our temporary post in Garnett at approximately 23:30  We found the Garnett  Inn to be a first rate facility and we slept soundly and awoke the next morning refreshed and ready to share equally in the rigors that the men faced in the pursuit of the hostiles.

Friday we found the weather chilly and windy but this did not dampen the menís spirits. They attacked their duties in a way that was quite wonderful. Because of this fighting spirit the men easily completed the tasks of before them and by the end of the day the Expansion Era match and the long range rifle match had both been completed.  The Expansion era match utilized the skirmish format and knock-down silhouettes. I am unsure as to the total number of participants (I hope that the match hosts will provide numbers and place ranking). The round count was dependant on the number of shots one needed to knock down all of the targets. The Long Range Rifle match was a paper match with the target placed at about 125.The first five shots were fired standing and the last five were fired from the participants choice of braced positions with no sighters. I have not yet received a copy of the results, though I do remember that Lt. Col. Drydock and Col. Diamond and I all did quite well in spite of a gusty cross wind.

Saturday the first stage of the main match was shot and also set up to use the skirmish format with a twist to take advantage of the geography of the range at the KVC club range. This stage was long enough that it took most of the day for the entire command to make its way through it

Saturday evening the command made its way to the Garnett Senior Center where the banquet was held.

Sunday Morning the last stage of the muster was held and by shortly after noon was complete. Awards were presented and while I cannot remember all of those who placed in each category, I can recall that Col. Rattlesnake Jack was Brigade. Congratulations Col.!

I had earlier spoke with Trap and he had informed me that the KVC was not interested in hosting the Grand muster again next year. I had contacted Colorado and Illinois about the possibility of one of them hosting it. Colorado said that they would prefer to at least see a Grand Muster before hosting one. Illinois said it might be best if someone else hosted it next year, but that they would host in 2015. With this in mind It was agreed that Nebraska would host the Grand Muster in June and Illinois will host in 2015.

Attendance was off slightly, but as always the participant all had a wonderful time.

Here I should thank a number of people: Trap, Books OíToole and all of the KVC. Thank you all!
Photos and results will follow.

I remain your most humble and Obíd Servant,
(Bvt.) Col. Jerry M. Davenport

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Michael Tatham


« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 05:15:51 pm »

21 October 2013

To: General U. S. Scout
Headquarters Grand Army of the Frontier
Near Washington City

Copies to:
(Bvt.) Col. Drydock Chief of Ordnance,
(Bvt. ) Col. Bull Schmidt Adjutant ,
and The ladies and gentlemen of the GAF at large

Sir:

I have the honor to submit my report following the 2013 Grand Muster of the Grand Army of the Frontier.

On or about the first weekend in October 1013, the Kansas Vigiliance Committee had the honor of hosting the 10th annual Grand Muster of the Grand Army of the Frontier.  Below are listed the results of the various competitions:

The Division Challange was captured by the Missouri Division (6 participants), the division garnered 39 points.
They were followed by:

Kansas (4) with 27 Points
Nebraska (2) with 12 points
Canada (1) with 11 points
Illinois (1) with 4 points

The Criteria used is the same as that applied to the Brigade Champion ("Iron Trooper")

This years Brigade Champion is Rattle Snake Jack of Canada.

Placement in the various classes are as fowllows:

Milspec Prepeater / Smokeless

1st - Dry Dock
2nd - Colonel Diamond
3rd - Pitspitter
4th - Pony Express
5th - Rattle Snake Jack
6th - River City John

Milspec Singleshot / Smokeless

1st - Trap
2nd - C.O. Jones

Milspec Singleshot / Black powder

1st - Rattls Snake Jack
2nd - Guns Garrett

Infantry

1st - Pitspitter

Staff Officer

1st - Books O'Toole

Forager

1st - Windy City Joe

Scout / Smokeless

1st - Rark Rogers
2nd - Cactus Rope

Scout - Womens / Black Powder

1st - C.C. Vermillion

Long Range - Smokeless

1st - Col. Diamond (25/30)
2nd - Pony Express (19/30)
3rd - Pitspitter  (18/30)
4th - Dry Dock (6/30)
        Windy City Joe (6/30)
        Cactus Rope (6/30)
5th - River City John (4/30)

Long Range - Black powder

1st - Pitspitter (11/30)
2nd - Rattle Snake Jack (3/30)
(Several with 0/30)

I apologize, but I need to recalulate the Era of Expansion scores.

All of the above is respectfully submitted by;

Major Michael "Books" Tatham
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2014, 04:11:27 pm »

Books:

Did you ever get those Era of Expansion scores finished?
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Rattlesnake Jack Robson, Scout, Rocky Mountain Rangers, North West Canada, 1885
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2014, 10:31:29 am »

Books:

Did you ever get those Era of Expansion scores finished?

The short answer is; No. 

With house reconstruction and such I have misplaced the score sheets.  However, the construction is done and I am in the process of organizing my new library.  I have run across some GAF ephemera.  I will make extra effort to locate and publish the scores.

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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2014, 03:58:23 pm »

Here are the results of the Era of Expansion Match (finally):

Rifle & sidearm

1st - Pony express  254.1
2nd - Windy City Joe  273.0
3rd - Rattlesnake Jack  340.5
4th - Cactus Rope  351.6
5th - C. O. Jones 414.2

Staff Officer - sidearm only

1st - Pitspitter  164.91 (w/1911)
2nd - Books  197.65 (w/1911)
3rd - Windy City Joe  351.8 (w/SAA)


Respectfully;
Michael "Books" Tatham
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2014, 06:00:58 am »

Thanks Books!
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I remain, Your Ob'd Servant,
Jerry M. "Pitspitr" Davenport
(Bvt.)Brigadier General Commanding,
Grand Army of the Frontier
BC/IT, Expert, Sharpshooter, Marksman, CC, SoM
NRA RSO, RVWA IIT2; SASS ROI, ROII;
NRA Endowment Life; AZSA Life; NCOWS Life
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