It was a different world then. Being a history major from the Naval Academy, I got the chance to live some of the bits of history involved.
Most common reason for death in that age: illness from lousy nutrition.
Most common battle-related death: infection/gangrene from splinters after a cannon ball hit the outer bulkhead and exploded the wood.
Marines spent at least as much time fighting aboard ship as on shore.
It was the time when ships were wood and men were iron.
great pics. got me thinking if the USS Constitution has its own woods
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Nice picture's thanks for sharing.
I wonder what they would of thought of whoopie slings
As a country, we have a pretty cool military history, in all!
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Phillipsart- If they new about Whoopie Slings back then. I'm sure they would of used them!
Ramblinrev, I beleive you to be about 100% correct, thanks for posting.
SkyPainter, thanks for posting a bit more of her history.
Fronkey, Fishing and watching the Constituation sailing by, good Karma dude good Karma. I was amazed being on and just touring the ship. Being on board the ship and under sail I would agree would even be more amazing. Thanks for your post...
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