Weapons Check

Checking the hardware during the Battle of Monmouth 2008

 

Detail.

 

© Mark V. Krajnak 2008

  • grace_tee 7y

    This is so cool! Love the sword in the ground.
  • Arantxata 7y

    Nominated

    I pick this photograph to be on the cover of National Geographic
    National Geographic: Are You Good Enough?
  • Michael Siward 7y

    Wonderful Shot!!!!

    Nominated

    I pick this photograph to be on the cover of National Geographic
    National Geographic: Are You Good Enough?
  • commander_24thcmr 7y

    This is me, Major Harry Stephens, Commander of the Militia Battalion at Monmouth 2008. You are correct in your caption to some degree, my mind is my weapon and I am preparing for the up coming battle. By the way it's not easy sitting with the sword and it will be several hours before I will be sitting again.
  • Bonnie 7y

    Fantastic portrait and the finishing is just right
  • jody miller 7y

    Spectacular shot. The light is perfect!
  • Edna Barney 7y

    Does anyone know the name of the brass medalion that is hanging from his neck? There is a portrait of George Washington in uniform with this same medalion. I understand it was a part of the dress uniform, but I have forgotten what it was called. I was told that this was the last surviving remnant from the days when soldiers wore full body armor and their family crests.
  • terps450 6y

    barneykin - it's called a gorget. and you're right...it is the last surviving remnant of the full armor days. although by the 18th century its purpose is purely ornamental and indicates rank.
  • Edna Barney 6y

    Thanks so much terps. I have been looking for this word forever. I tried everywhere, describing it, and could never get the actual word for it.

    Here it is at Wikipedia, along with the picture of George Washington wearing it:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorget
  • terps450 6y

    glad I could help. nice wiki link, btw.
  • Peter Roome 6y

    Beautifully captured. 123NJ
  • Jennifer W. Hanson 6y

    Great shot and portrait. I hope I can go see the Battle of Monmouth one of these years (a statement that anyone from that time would probably find insane!). 123nj
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