Mudcat Café message #520988 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #28416   Message #520988
Posted By: Rex
04-Aug-01 - 12:40 PM
Thread Name: A fine time was had at Bent's Old Fort
Subject: RE: A fine time was had at Bent's Old Fort
Ah, I was beginning to wonder if folks were seeing this. Yep, Chanteyranger, Alex was there and I got to visit with him some. It was busy during the day but we would all get together after hours to sing the old songs and down some cold ones. Those 9:00AM to 9:00PM days got long. And nope, Kat, this was General Stephen Watts Kearny. A veteran of the War of 1812. He was a rugged character, "a soldier's soldier" yet the Missouri Volunteers would tease him for drinking wine when they considered whiskey best for a soldier. He led his troops through many battles but died at the end of the Mexican War from disease. I'm off to burn plenty of black powder with my cannon crew. Yeeha!