Thread: 1800's .44's
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Old August 3, 2012, 11:10 AM   #9
Bob Wright
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Not to be pedantic, but the national Guard was formed in 1903, 5 years after the Spanish-American War. The troops your father says he saw would have been state militia units at that time.
Dad would have been very young at the time, so as far as he knew they were soldiers in uniform, but he did remember their carrying the old .45-70s. He was born in 1891 so would have been about seven years old.

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