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 Post subject: Ft. Abercrombie, ND
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:27 pm 
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In September our group made the front page of the local news paper. We set up shop inside the fort and shared the weekend with the local Boy Scouts during their annual Jamboree. We drilled the scouts in skirmish formation and line formation. It was a very neat time. I took some of my high school students and outfitted them.

Opening weekend, spring '10 is when we will be back out there. We have been offered a permanent home at the fort.
One thing that I have been trying to figure out is how many men did Peteler bring with him when he wintered here. How many sharpshooters were here I wonder? I wonder if he left his staff out east. Someone was trying to convince me that when he came here he brought Co.A/2nd. I have not found supporting evidence.

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 Post subject: Re: Ft. Abercrombie, ND
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:27 pm 
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The entire company did not go west, only Lt. Col. Peteler due to his service in the Mexican War and pre-war experience as a drill-master within the state of Minnesota. Here are two links that explain the service history of Co. A 2nd as well as the history of Peteler himself.

http://www.sanfordberman.org/hist/harrw/colonelp.pdf

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.anc ... eteler.htm

Also attached is an image of a Co. A 2nd reunion taken in 1910; Peteler is third from left in the second row. The second image is Peteler's den at his 2726 Dupont Avenue South, Minneapolis residence. Note the Colt revolving rifles above his mantle; one of these was engraved and presented to him by the manufacturer for his support of their products, at least that is what one account states.

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